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Citrus Green Beans

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

4 servings

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.

Ingredients

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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Transfer beans to a small bowl. Add the oil, zest, salt and pepper; toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 44 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 41mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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