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Green Beans with Citrus Vinaigrette

Leigh Beisch
Prep time 12 mins
Cook time 6 mins
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
This green bean recipe gets its flavor from the hit of citrus in the dressing. Serve it with your favorite grilled chicken recipe tonight.

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

Cook's Notes

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