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Artichokes and Green Beans

 Artichokes and Green Beans
This easy and elegant treatment for vegetables complements a variety of main courses. "Whenever I make it, someone always asks for a recipe," Carole Boys writes from Wheaton, Illinois.
5 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (14 ounces) water-packed artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained and quartered
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Place beans in a steamer basket. Place in a saucepan over 1 in. of
  • water; bring to a boil. Cover and steam for 6-8 minutes or until
  • crisp-tender. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • In a nonstick skillet, toast bread crumbs over medium heat in 1
  • tablespoon oil; set aside. In the same skillet, saute onion and
  • garlic in remaining oil until tender. Add the artichokes, salt,
  • pepper and reserved beans. Cook and stir over low heat until heated
  • through. Before serving, sprinkle with cheese and toasted bread
  • crumbs. Yield: 5 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 158 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 701 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 19 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 fat, 1/2 starch.