Lemon Green Beans
Prep: 10 min, Cook: 15 min.
- 1 lb. green beans
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 Tbs. plus 1 tsp. unsalted butter
- 1 tsp. lemon zest
- 1 tsp. parsley, chopped
Place beans in a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover saucepan and steam 5-7 minutes or until green beans are tender. Rinse under cold water and drain.
Combine water and lemon juice in a heavy nonstick skillet over medium heat. Simmer 2-3 minutes or until reduced by half. Stir in butter. Add green beans and lemon zest. Simmer 3-4 minutes or until green beans are heated throughout. Remove from heat. Add parsley and salt to taste and toss.
Per serving: calories 73, fat 4.0g, 43% calories from fat, cholesterol 10mg, protein 2.2g, carbohydrates 9.5g, fiber 4.0g, sugar 3.5g, sodium 8mg, diet points 1.5.
Dietary Exchanges: Milk: 0.0, Vegetable: 1.4, Fruit: 0.1, Bread: 0.0, Lean meat: 0.0, Fat: 0.8, Sugar: 0.0, Very lean meat protein: 0.0
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