Garlic Green/Yellow Beans

This recipe is easy to change around to suite your taste. Other fresh herbs would be wonderful as well. Make sure you add adequate amounts of sea salt (it brings out all of the flavors

About a pound of green or yellow green beans

3

Tbs

of extra virgin olive oil

3

garlic cloves, minced

2

heaping tablespoons fresh, minced basil

1

Tbs

Balsamic Vinegar

Sea salt and pepper to taste

1

- With a stainless steel, steamer basket, placed in a pot with lid, bring a few inches of water to boil. Add green/yellow beans and reduce heat and steam for about 7 minutes.

2

-Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat olive oil until hot, and add garlic. Watching closely, and stirring, allow the garlic to brown slightly, and then take off of the heat.

3

- Add the vinegar, and some salt (about 1/2 teaspoon) and freshly ground pepper.

4

-In a pretty bowl, place the steam green beans and the basil. Toss with the garlic oil and vinegar dressing. Adjust the flavors with salt, oil and vinegar as needed (which shouldn’t be much) and serve.

Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/6 of a recipe (3.1 ounces).

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Amount Per Serving

Calories

87.89

Calories From Fat (69%)

60.54

% Daily Value

Total Fat 6.85g

11%

Saturated Fat 0.95g

5%

Cholesterol 0mg

0%

Sodium 5.57mg

<1%

Potassium 169.68mg

5%

Total Carbohydrates 6.36g

2%

Fiber 2.62g

10%

Sugar 1.47g

 

Protein 1.51g

3%

Source

Source: The Nourishing Gourmet