Friday, April 15, 2011

Lemon Green Beans with Parsley and Almonds

Serves: 4 (1/2 cup per serving)
Cooking Time: 10 minutes

The lively taste of lemon and the wonderful crunch of dry-roasted almonds add the perfect accents to fresh green beans.

8 ounces fresh green beans, trimmed, cut into 1 1/2- to 2-inch pieces (about 2 cups)
2 Tbsp. sliced almonds, dry-roasted
1 Tbsp. finely snipped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp. grated lemon zest
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1/8 tsp. pepper

In a large saucepan, steam the beans for 10 minutes, or until tender-crisp. Transfer to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with the remaining ingredients. Stir gently to coat. Serve immediately for the best texture.
Cook's Tip:
Dry-roasting nuts brings out their flavor. Put the nuts in a single layer in an ungreased skillet. Dry-roast over medium heat for about 4 minutes, or until just fragrant, stirring frequently and watching carefully so they don't burn. Remove the skillet from the burner so the nuts don't continue to cook.

Nutrition Facts: (per serving)
Calories: 35
Total Fat: 1.5 g
Saturated Fat: 0.0 g
Trans Fat:0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 4 mg
Carbohydrates: 5 g
Fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 1 g
Protein: 2 g

Dietary Exchanges: 1 vegatable, 1/2 fat
Source: American Heart Association

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