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Chive Green Beans

Karry Hosford
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)
Leave green beans whole for a restaurant-caliber look. Or try this recipe with other vegetables, such as steamed carrots or fresh asparagus. This dish is a good example of how you should consider grams of fat as well as the percentage of calories from fat, which here is more than 30%. Yet the 1.9 grams of fat in the recipe is low.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon stone-ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 53
  • caloriesfromfat 32 %
  • fat 1.9 g
  • satfat 1.2 g
  • monofat 0.6 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 1.5 g
  • carbohydrate 7.1 g
  • fiber 4.2 g
  • cholesterol 5 mg
  • iron 0.6 mg
  • sodium 175 mg
  • calcium 58 mg

How to Make It

  1. Steam green beans, covered, 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from steamer; toss with remaining ingredients.

Cook's Notes

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