Green Beans with Citrus Vinaigrette

citrus-green-beans Recipe
Leigh Beisch
This green bean recipe gets its flavor from the hit of citrus in the dressing. Serve it with your favorite grilled chicken recipe tonight.

Yield:

6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Recipe Time

Prep: 12 Minutes
Cook: 6 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 89
Fat 4 g
Satfat 1 g
Monofat 3 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrate 12 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 150 mg
Calcium 59 mg

Ingredients

2 pounds green beans, trimmed
5 1/2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
3 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
3/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind
2 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
2 1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
2 1/2 teaspoons fresh orange juice
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

1. Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan, and add green beans. Cook beans for 4 minutes or until crisp-tender, and drain. Rinse with cold water, drain, and set aside.

2. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots; cook 2 minutes or until shallots begin to brown, stirring constantly.

3. Combine the shallots, lemon rind, lemon juice, lime juice, orange juice, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Slowly add 4 1/2 teaspoons oil, stirring well. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the beans, tossing gently to coat.

Note:

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November 2004
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