Rosemary Green Beans

Increase both the flavor and texture of your green beans by adding chopped pecans, fresh rosemary and grated lemon rind.

Yield: Makes 6 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 68
  • Calories from fat: 54%
  • Fat: 4.5g
  • Saturated fat: 0.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.3g
  • Protein: 1.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 6.9g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.7mg
  • Sodium: 195mg
  • Calcium: 40mg

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
  • Garnish: fresh rosemary sprigs

Preparation

  1. 1. Sprinkle green beans evenly with 1/4 tsp. 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. 2. Sauté green onions and rosemary in hot oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes or until softened. Add green beans, pecans, lemon rind, and remaining 1/4 tsp. salt, stirring until thoroughly heated. Garnish, if desired, and serve immediately.
  3. Mary Pappas, Richmond, Virginia
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