Pan-Fried Green Beans With Olives & Garlic Croutons

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  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Total time 30 minutes
  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine


Garlic & Pepper Croutons (recipe, this page):


In saucepan of boiling salted water, cook green beans until tender-crisp, about 5 minutes. Drain well; set aside.

In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add reserved green beans and balsamic vinegar; continue cooking, stirring often, for 2 minutes. Remove skillet from heat. Add olives and parsley; mix well. Sprinkle with Garlic & Pepper Croutons before serving.


Garlic & Pepper Croutons  Preheat oven to 350°F. In bowl, combine 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 clove garlic, finely chopped, and 1/4 tsp ground black pepper. Add 2 cups 1/2-inch baguette cubes; toss to coat well. Spread bread cubes on baking sheet and bake, turning halfway through, until croutons are golden brown and crisp, 10 to 12 minutes. (Make-ahead: Can be stored in airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.) Makes about 2 cups.

Nutritional facts Per each of 8 servings

  • Calories 110
  • Total fat 6 g
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 90 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 11 g
  • Fibre 7 g
  • Sugars 4 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Iron 1.8 mg
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Pan-Fried Green Beans With Olives & Garlic Croutons