8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Toast fresh breadcrumbs in flavorful olive oil, and combine them with chopped toasted walnuts to add texture to this heart-healthy side dish.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°.

Step 2

Place shallots and beans on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Drizzle bean mixture with 1 1/2 teaspoons oil, and sprinkle with salt and sugar; toss to coat. Bake at 425° for 20 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender. Transfer mixture to a serving bowl.

Step 3

Place bread in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until coarse crumbs measure 3/4 cup. Heat remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add breadcrumbs to hot oil; cook 5 minutes or until golden, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in cheese, walnuts, and lemon rind, if desired. Add breadcrumb mixture to bean mixture; toss well.

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Step 5

Young Chefs can:

Step 6

Place shallots and green beans on baking sheet

Step 7

Tear bread slice into small pieces

Step 8


Step 9

Older Chefs can:

Step 10

Sprinkle green beans with salt and sugar

Step 11

Sprinkle breadcrumb mixture over green beans

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