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
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.