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Citrus Green Beans

 Citrus Green Beans
The great citrus flavor in this side dish really perks up green beans. Try using lemon peel, or a combination of orange and lemon, too.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 3/4 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • Dash salt and pepper


  • Place green beans in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over
  • 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 8-10 minutes or
  • until crisp-tender.
  • Transfer beans to a small bowl. Add the oil, peel, salt and pepper;
  • toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 44 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 41 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.