Garlic, shallots and lemon brighten crisp-tender beans. Speed day-of prep by parboiling the green beans a day early.

Source: Midwest Living
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring a large heavy pot half-full of lightly salted water to boiling over high heat. Add green beans and cook for 4 minutes or until just crisp-tender. Drain well.*

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  • In the same pot, heat oil for 1 minute over medium-high heat. Add shallots, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until just tender. Add green beans and cook and stir for 4 minutes or until heated through. Add lemon juice; cook and stir until well-coated. Transfer to a serving dish. Sprinkle with lemon zest.

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At this point, the beans can be covered and chilled for up to one day. Remove from refrigerator 45 minutes before serving. Continue with Step 2.

Nutrition Facts

113 calories; 7 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 5 g monounsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 203 mg sodium. 304 mg potassium; 12 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 3 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 828 IU vitamin a; 17 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 34 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 56 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;

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