Green Beans with Cilantro Sauce Recipe

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Submitted by janicekerns

Makes 6 servings



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Recipe Ingredients for GREEN BEANS WITH CILANTRO SAUCE

1/4 cup walnuts
2 garlic cloves
2 1/2 cups cilantro
1/2 cup olive oil
4 teaspoons lemon juice
1 scallion
2 pounds green beans

Recipe Directions for GREEN BEANS WITH CILANTRO SAUCE

  1. INSTRUCTIONS

  2. 1. Toast the walnuts in a small, heavy skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently, until just golden and fragrant, about 5 minutes; set aside. Add the garlic to the empty skillet and toast over medium heat, shaking the pan occasionally, until fragrant and the color of the cloves deepens slightly, about 7 minutes. Let the garlic cool slightly, then peel and chop.

  3. 2. Process the walnuts, garlic, cilantro, oil, lemon juice, scallion, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a food processor, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed, until smooth, about 1 minute. Add more salt and pepper to taste. (The sauce can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 days.)

  4. 3. Bring 3 quarts of water to a boil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over high heat. Meanwhile, fill a large bowl with ice water; set aside. Add 1 tablespoon salt and the green beans to the boiling water and cook until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Drain the beans, transfer to the ice water, and let sit until chilled, about 2 minutes.

  5. 4. Drain the beans well, transfer to a serving bowl, and toss with the cilantro sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve. (The dressed beans can be refrigerated for up to 4 hours.)

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 188.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
243
Calories from Fat
192
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
21.3g
33%
Saturated Fat
2.7g
13%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
13mg
1%
Potassium
393mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
12.3g
4%
Dietary Fiber
5.8g
23%
Sugars
2.4g
Protein
4.3g
Vitamin A 30% Vitamin C 48%
Calcium 7% Iron 11%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
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