March 28, 2008
Green Beans with Pears
Elegant and sweet, a lighter version on a classic side dish.
2 lbs. French green beans, ends trimmed
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3-4 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
1 cup finely chopped basil leaves
2-3 sprigs fresh parsley
2-3 shallots, minced
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
Grated zest of 1 fresh lemon
4 small, ripe pears, halved and thinly sliced lengthwise
1 cup coarsely chopped walnut pieces, toasted
1. Bring a pot of water to boil and cook beans for 5-6 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain well and set aside.
2. For the dressing, whisk oil, vinegar, basil, parsley, shallots, garlic, and lemon zest until smooth. Place beans, pears, and walnuts in a mixing bowl. Toss gently with dressing and transfer to a serving bowl.
Per serving: 226 calories, 5g protein, 23g carb, 15g fat, 2g sat fat, 0mg cholesterol, 6g fiber, 62mg sodium
Posted by Lisa at March 28, 2008 8:54 PM
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