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Tender-crisp green beans tossed with creamy blue cheese and topped with toasted walnuts pair well with grilled steak or chicken.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2009

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Recipe Summary

total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring green beans and water to a boil in a large skillet. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until the beans are just tender, 3 minutes. Uncover and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the water has evaporated, 3 to 4 minutes more.

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  • Add oil, salt and pepper to the pan and cook, stirring, 1 minute more. Transfer the beans to a large bowl and toss with blue cheese until well coated. Sprinkle each serving with walnuts.

Tips

Tip: To toast chopped or sliced nuts, stir constantly in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

about 1 cup
163 calories; protein 6g; carbohydrates 10.4g; dietary fiber 4.2g; sugars 2g; fat 12.1g; saturated fat 3.1g; cholesterol 8.4mg; vitamin a iu 860.9IU; vitamin c 10.9mg; folate 50.2mcg; calcium 117.9mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 38.1mg; potassium 235.3mg; sodium 274.3mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

1 vegetable, 1/2 high-fat meat, 2 fat

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