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Lemon Green Beans with Pine Nuts

Lemon Green Beans with Pine Nuts

This recipe for “Lemon Green Beans with Pine Nuts” uses fresh (not frozen) microwave-in-bag green beans.  Find them in the produce aisle of your supermarket.   These beans taste just like fresh, but are a cinch to prepare! For serving a large group, simply add an extra bag of green beans for every 4 people.  Remember to increase the other ingredients, too.

12-ounce bag microwave-in-the-bag fresh green beans

Coarse salt
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
Juice from ¼ of a small lemon
2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted

Pierce green bean bag with fork; microwave on high 4-5 minutes or until tender. Let stand 1-3 minutes.  Open bag carefully as beans will be hot and steamy.  Place cooked beans in a medium bowl.  Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice; toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper.  Top with pine nuts before serving.  Delicious served hot or at room temperature.  Makes 4 servings.

Per serving: Calories 73, Fat 5 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 5 mg, Carbohydrate 6 g, Fiber 2 g, Protein 2 g.

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