Coconut Crunch Beans

Author: Canadian Living

Garden-fresh beans receive an exotic twist with a lightly spiced crunchy coconut and sesame seed topping.

  • Portion size 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 4 teaspoons butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoon each chili powder turmeric and salt
  • 1 lb green bean trimmed

Method

In nonstick skillet, cook sesame seeds, stirring, over medium heat for 2 minutes or until slightly golden. Stir in half of the butter until melted. Stir in coconut, chili powder, turmeric and salt; cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until coconut turns deep golden. (Coconut mixture can be stored in airtight container at room temperature for up to 24 hours.)

In large pot of boiling salted water, cook beans for 3 minutes; drain well. (Beans can be prepared to this point, chilled under cold water, drained and refrigerated in towel-lined airtight container for up to 24 hours.)

In nonstick skillet, melt remaining butter over medium heat; cook beans for about 3 minutes or until tender-crisp. Toss with coconut topping.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 195 mg
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 158.0
  • Total fat 13 g
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Saturated fat 9 g
  • Total carbohydrate 11 g

%RDI

  • Iron 14.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 16.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 12.0
  • Vitamin C 17.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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