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Lemony Green Beans

An easy dressing for steamed vegetables is a splash of olive oil and fresh lemon juice. It works for everything from green beans to asparagus to broccoli.

Cooking Light SEPTEMBER 2003

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Ingredients

  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

Steam green beans, covered, 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and return to pan. Add juice, oil, salt, and pepper; toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 46
  • Calories from fat: 25%
  • Fat: 1.3g
  • Saturated fat: 0.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Protein: 2.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 8.4g
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 1.2mg
  • Sodium: 154mg
  • Calcium: 43mg
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