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
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; total fat 5g; saturated fat 1g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 4g; cholesterolmg; sodium 152mg; potassium 212mg; carbohydrates 9g; fiber 3g; sugar 2g; protein 2g; vitamin a 583IU; vitamin c 24mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 32mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 40mg; iron 1mg.

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