Green Beans with Citrus Vinaigrette

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)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 89
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrate: 12g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 150mg
  • Calcium: 59mg

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. 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. 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. 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.
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