PointsPlus Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots and Gremolata Recipe

PointsPlus Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots and Gremolata Recipe
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Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots and Gremolata
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Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots and Gremolata

Typically used on grilled meats, gremolata lends a vibrant, clean flavor to the un exciting green beans. Caramelized shallots sweeten the pot.

8
Servings
133
Calories Per Serving
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2  pound  green snap beans, trimmed
  • 2  teaspoons  olive oil
  • 1  cup  shallots, sliced thinly
  • 2  tablespoons  parsley, chopped
  • 2 1/2  teaspoons  lemon zest
  • 1/2  teaspoon  garlic, minced
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Heat a large pot of water over medium-high heat to a simmer. Place the green beans in a steamer and steam over the simmering water until tender, about 5 minutes. Run the steamed green beans under cold running water for 30 seconds to stop the cooking process and set aside.

Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots and cook until golden and tender, stirring often and adding a little water to prevent sticking if necessary, about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, to make the gremolata, combine the parsley, lemon zest, and garlic in a small bowl. Add the green beans to the skillet and toss over medium heat until heated through. Season with the salt and pepper and toss. Place the green beans in a serving bowl or platter and sprinkle with the gremolata.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
18mg
6%
Carbohydrate, by difference
8g
6%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
22µg
3%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
15mg
20%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
49µg
54%
Calcium, Ca
62mg
6%
Choline, total
17mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
19µg
5%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
43mg
13%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
90mg
13%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
36mg
2%
Water
92g
3%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Green Bean Shopping Tip

Legumes are high in a number of nutrients, especially protein and fiber – filling you up with relatively few calories.

Green Bean Cooking Tip

Beans are done when they can be easily mashed with a fork – make sure to test a few in case they have not cooked evenly.

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