Citrus Green Beans with Pine Nuts

Photo: Jonny Valiant; Styling: Deborah Williams
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.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

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Recipe Time

Total: 22 Minutes

Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

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.

Note:

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Susan Russo,

November 2010