PointsPlus Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots and Gremolata Recipe

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PointsPlus Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots and Gremolata Recipe
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.

Ready in
30 m
8
Servings
44
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
2%
Sugar
2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1.2%
Protein
2g
3%
Carbs
7g
2%
Vitamin A
19µg
2%
Vitamin C
6mg
10%
Vitamin E
0.2mg
1%
Vitamin K
50µg
62%
Calcium
43mg
4%
Fiber
2g
10%
Folate (food)
32µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
32µg
8%
Iron
1mg
7%
Magnesium
16mg
4%
Monounsaturated
0.8g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.2mg
1.2%
Phosphorus
30mg
4%
Polyunsaturated
0.3g
N/A
Potassium
156mg
4%
Sodium
251mg
10%
Zinc
0.3mg
1.8%

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