Blanch the beans ahead then finish the colourful dish off just before serving.
- Portion size 8 servings
- Credits : Holiday Celebrations: 2007
- 2 lbs green beans trimmed
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 cup diced sweet red pepper
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
MethodIn large saucepan of boiling salted water, cover and cook beans until tender-crisp, about 5 minutes.
Drain and chill in cold water; drain again. (Make-ahead: Wrap in towel and place in plastic bag; refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)
In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat; fry garlic, red pepper, lemon rind, salt and pepper, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes.
Add beans; toss until heated through, about 7 minutes.
Nutritional facts Per each of 8 servings: about
- Sodium 145 mg
- Protein 2 g
- Calories 50.0
- Total fat 2 g
- Cholesterol 0 mg
- Saturated fat trace
- Total carbohydrate 8 g
- Iron 5.0
- Folate 14.0
- Calcium 4.0
- Vitamin A 10.0
- Vitamin C 42.0