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Citrus Green Beans with Pine Nuts

Photo: Jonny Valiant; Styling: Deborah Williams
Total time 22 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
A splash of citrus and toasted pine nuts gives these green beans a zesty, nutty flavor that holds up nicely next to heavier holiday entrees and side dishes.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup sliced shallots (about 2 large)
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 86
  • fat 3.8 g
  • satfat 0.4 g
  • monofat 2.1 g
  • polyfat 1.1 g
  • protein 2.5 g
  • carbohydrate 12.8 g
  • fiber 4.5 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 76 mg
  • calcium 68 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook green beans in boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold running water. Drain well.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add shallots; sauté 2 minutes or until tender. Add green beans; stir well. Add rind, juice, pepper, and salt; sauté 2 minutes. Spoon onto a platter; sprinkle with nuts.

Cook's Notes

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