Orange-Scented Green Beans

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 12:42 pm
By: News 9


1 lb green beans, trimmed
1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp freshly grated orange zest
1/4 tsp salt
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Instructions to Toast Almonds:

  1. Place in a small dry skillet.
  2. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned (approx. 2-4 minutes)

Instructions for Green Beans:

  1.  Place a steamer basket in a large saucepan, add 1 inch of water and bring to a boil.
  2. Put green beans in the basket and steam until tender (about 6 minutes).
  3. Toss the green beans in a large bowl with oil, orange zest, salt, pepper and almonds.

Nutrition Facts per Serving (1 cup):

Calories: 84
Total Fat: 4g
Carbohydrates: 10g
Sodium: 147 mg
Dietary Fiber: 4g
Potassium: 206mg
Protein: 3 g