Green Beans with Toasted Nuts

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.

From EatingWell: November/December 1995, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 20
Total Time: 20


  1. 1 pound green beans, stem ends trimmed
  2. 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  3. 2 tablespoons chopped peeled hazelnuts, or walnuts
  4. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  5. Freshly ground pepper, to taste


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

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

Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat (mono)