Toasted nuts and fresh orange zest adorn these versatile green beans. Toast the nuts while you steam the beans and you have a polished addition to any meal ready in 15 minutes flat. Double it: Steam the green beans in a Dutch oven instead of a saucepan.
- 1 pound green beans, trimmed
- 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted (see Tip)
- Tip: To toast sliced almonds, place in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.
Place a steamer basket in a large saucepan, add 1 inch of water and bring to a boil. Put the green beans in the basket and steam until tender, about 6 minutes. Toss the green beans in a large bowl with the oil, orange zest, salt, pepper and almonds.
Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.
nutrition information per serving
84 calories; 4g total fat; 0g total saturated fat; 0mg cholesterol; 147mg sodium; 10g carbohydrates; 4g fiber; 3g protein
These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.
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