Green Bean Recipes

December 22, 2011 by staff 

Green Bean RecipesGreen Bean Recipes, Serves: 12 / Preparation time: 15 minutes / Total time: 45 minutes,  11/2 pounds green beans, trimmed ,  3 tablespoons olive oil, divided , 2 large fennel bulbs, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges; reserve fronds , 1 teaspoon kosher salt , 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper , 1/3 cup fresh orange juice , 1/3 cup sliced almonds, lightly toasted, optional , Zest of 1 orange

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, toss the green beans with 11/2 tablespoons of olive oil. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the fennel wedges with remaining 11/2 tablespoons of oil and season with salt and pepper. Arrange in a single layer and roast 15 minutes. Turn the fennel over and add the green beans to the baking sheet. Roast until the green beans are crisp-tender, about 12 minutes. Remove from the oven. Place the mixture on a platter and drizzle with the orange juice and sprinkle with almonds and orange zest. Garnish with reserved fennel fronds if desired.

Adapted from Everyday Food, December 2010 issue.

Tested by Susan M. Selasky for the Free Press Test Kitchen.

Analysis includes almonds

98 calories (47% from fat), 6 grams fat (1 grams sat. fat), 11 grams carbohydrates, 3 grams protein, 241 mg sodium, 0 mg cholesterol, 5 grams fiber.

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