Green Beans with Blue Cheese
Great alternative from the old green bean casserole.
2 pounds green beans, trimmed
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1 large shallot, thinly sliced
1 tablespoons olive oil
Zest of one lemon
2 ounces crumbled blue cheese
Bring pot of water to a boil.
Meanwhile, heat sauté pan over medium heat and toast almonds until just turning golden, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from pan and reduce heat to low. Place oil in pan, then add shallot and cook, stirring once or twice, until shallots are golden brown, about 5-6 minutes. Remove from heat.
Add a pinch of salt to boiling water and blanch green beans for 4 minutes, then drain, rinse with cold water and add to pan with shallots.
Add almonds and lemon zest and toss gently. Top with blue cheese and serve. If you make this ahead of time, reheat in oven just before serving, then top with blue cheese immediately upon removing from oven.
Per Serving: 99 Calories; 6g Fat (52.3% calories from fat); 2g Saturated Fat; 4g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 5mg Cholesterol; 106mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1 Fat.
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