Fresh cranberry beans are available at farmers' markets and farm stands. Once shelled, they freeze well. Just blanch them briefly in boiling water, drain, cool and freeze in zip-top plastic bags. If you can't find them in your area, substitute another fresh shelled bean, such as fava or baby lima beans. Fresh beans need little embellishment beyond olive oil and sea salt.

Recipe by Cooking Light July 2002

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Karry Hosford

Recipe Summary

Yield:
8 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring water and salt to a boil in a stockpot. Add beans. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until beans are tender. Drain.

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  • Combine lemon juice and remaining ingredients in a small bowl; stir well with a whisk. Combine juice mixture and beans, tossing to coat. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

264 calories; calories from fat 14%; fat 4.2g; saturated fat 0.7g; mono fat 2.6g; poly fat 0.6g; protein 16g; carbohydrates 42.4g; fiber 7.6g; cholesterol 0mg; iron 3.6mg; sodium 290mg; calcium 87mg.
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