What a tasty yet light addition to the Thanksgiving meal! Let's face it, no one is going to go for seconds on the vegetables when there are stuffing, potatoes and gravy to be had, but this was flavorful enough that people noted the orange essence and the toasted pine nuts. This is easy enough to make on a weeknight.
Citrus Green Beans with Pine Nuts
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.
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- Calories: 86
- Fat: 3.8g
- Saturated fat: 0.4g
- Monounsaturated fat: 2.1g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1.1g
- Protein: 2.5g
- Carbohydrate: 12.8g
- Fiber: 4.5g
- Cholesterol: 0.0mg
- Iron: 1mg
- Sodium: 76mg
- Calcium: 68mg
- 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
- 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.
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