Holiday Green Beans
A healthy and fresh alternative to Green Bean Casserole.

Servings: 6

• 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
• 1 tablespoon honey
• 1½ pounds green beans – trimmed
• 2 teaspoons olive oil
• 1 teaspoon butter, room temperature
• 1 small red bell pepper – julienne
• 1 small red onion – sliced thin
• 1/4 cup sliced almonds – toasted*
• Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper

Combine the teriyaki sauce and honey in a small bowl.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add beans and cook until the beans are bright green (about 4 minutes.) Drain the beans in a colander and transfer to an ice bath. Drain again and set aside.

Using a large sauté pan over medium high heat, add the butter and oil – then the bell pepper and onion – and sauté until tender (about 4 minutes.) Add the beans, nuts and teriyaki-honey mixture and toss gently. Season with salt and pepper.

COOKS NOTE: The teriyaki sauce is very subtle and gives a wonderful flavor combined with the honey. It does not give it a Asian taste.

* Can use pecans, cashews or walnuts, broken in pieces)

Per Serving: 117 Calories; 5g Fat (38.7% calories from fat); 1g Saturated Fat; 4g Protein; 16g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 2mg Cholesterol; 244mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 2 Vegetable; 1 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

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