Quick-cooking green beans take this side dish recipe from start to finish in 20 minutes. Lemon peel and shallots add an elegant air and fresh flavor.

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
chill:
4 hrs
cook:
7 mins
total:
4 hrs 22 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a 12-inch skillet cook beans in lightly salted boiling water for 2 to 5 minutes or until barely crisp-tender. Drain; rinse beans with cold water. Cover and chill up to 4 hours. (To serve right away, chilling step may be omitted).

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  • In same skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add shallots and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes or until softened and beginning to brown. Add green beans. Toss for 3 to 4 minutes or until heated through. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon peel, salt, and pepper. Serve with lemon wedges. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts

80 calories; fat 5g; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 9g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 2g; protein 2g; vitamin a 583.1IU; vitamin c 24.2mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.6mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 32.3mcg; sodium 152mg; potassium 212mg; calcium 40.4mg; iron 1.1mg.
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