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Citrus-Rosemary Green Beans

Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Yield Makes 6 servings
The percentage from fat in this low-calorie dish may appear high, but that's only because vegetables are virtually fat-free. Olive oil and chopped pecans add the benefit of cholesterol-reducing monounsaturated fat.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 2 green onions, sliced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind

Nutrition Information

  • calories 68
  • caloriesfromfat 54 %
  • fat 4.5 g
  • satfat 0.5 g
  • monofat 2.6 g
  • polyfat 1.3 g
  • protein 1.9 g
  • carbohydrate 6.9 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.7 mg
  • sodium 195 mg
  • calcium 40 mg

How to Make It

  1. Sprinkle fresh green beans evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt, and place in a steamer basket over boiling water; cover and steam 10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Plunge green beans into ice water to stop the cooking process, and drain.

  2. Sauté green onions and rosemary in hot oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes or until tender. Add green beans, pecans, lemon rind, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, stirring until thoroughly heated. Serve immediately.