Saturday, July 31, 2010

5-Minute Green Beans

Found on whfoods dot com

Green beans are a rich source of vitamin K, C, and A, as well as health-promoting carotenoid phytonutrients such as beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin. And one cup contains only 44 calories— great reasons to enjoy this easy-to-prepare recipe as part of your Healthiest Way of Eating.

 

Prep and Cook Time: 8 minutes
Ingredients:

  • 1 lb green beans
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 TBS extra vigin olive oil
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional:
  • 3 TBS goat cheese
  • 2 TBS sliced almonds
  • 4-5 drops tamari soy sauce
  • 1 TBS sliced sun dried tomatoes
  • 2 TBS roasted red bell peppers
  • 1 TBS chopped basil

 

Directions:

  1. Chop garlic and let sit for at least 5 minutes to bring out its health promoting properties.
  2. Fill the bottom of a steamer pot with 2 inches of watger.
  3. While steam is building up in steamer, cut ends off green beans.
  4. steam for 5 minutes. A fork should pierce through them easily when they are done.
  5. Transfer to a bowl. For more flavor, toss green beans with the remaiing ingredients while they are sill hot.

Serves 2

Healthy Cooking Tips:

To mellow the flavor of the garlic, add garlic to green beans for the last 2 minutes of steaming.

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