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)
Total:
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Recipe Time

Total: 22 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • 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

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