Green Beans with Toasted Nuts

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Green Beans with Toasted Nuts

Toasted nuts are a simple way to embellish green beans. If you have hazelnut or walnut oil on hand, use it in place of the olive oil to enhance the nutty flavor.

Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 20
Total Time: 20

Ingredients

  • 1 pound green beans, stem ends trimmed
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped peeled hazelnuts, or walnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Preparation

  1. Cook beans in a large pot of boiling salted water until just tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over low heat. Add nuts and cook, stirring, until golden, about 1 minute. Return the reserved beans to the pot and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving

calories 104
fat 5 g (1 g sat, 3 g mono)
cholesterol 0 mg
carbohydrates 9 g
protein 3 g
fiber 4 g
sodium 152 mg
potassium 261 mg

Nutrition Bonus Fiber (28% daily value), Vitamin C (22% dv).

Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges 1 vegetable, 1 fat (mono)

From EatingWell November/December 1995, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)