Quick Zesty Green Beans

Quick Zesty Green Beans

57 Reviews 2 Pics
USA WEEKEND columnist Jean Carper
Recipe by  USA WEEKEND columnist Jean Carper

“Here's a change of pace: crispy stir-fried beans that are excellent as an appetizer or side dish. Green vegetables are rich in antioxidants and tied to lower risks for certain cancers.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings

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Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Add green beans, return to a boil and cook 1 minute; the beans should still be crisp. Drain the beans; don't rinse.
  3. In a large skillet or wok, add oil. Heat until very hot (the skillet is ready when a drop of water in the oil sizzles). Add beans and cook about 1 minute, turning often with tongs or spatula. Sprinkle on pecans and Old Bay. Turn the beans and pecans to coat with oil and spices; cook about 2 minutes more, or until beans and nuts are slightly browned. Salt to taste and serve.

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Sarah Jo
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Sarah Jo

I used EVOO instead of canola oil only because that was all I had on hand. I did not have Old Bay on hand but I did have homemade cajun seasoning that I used in equal amounts. We LOVED these green beans. They were anything but average for us.

CAMCHES
24

CAMCHES

This was quite good! I made some changes. I heated about 1/2Tbsp of olive oil, sauteed some diced onion and garlic for a few seconds, added 1/2Tbsp butter, Then I added the vegetables (I'd half cooked them in the steamer). I added some julienned carrots and yellow peppers to the green beans for extra vitamins and color. I made them for Father's Day and my family loved them. Even my notoriously picky sister asked for the recipe. I almost fell over in shock.

mblahblah
24

mblahblah

I never thought of using Old Bay on green beans. I loved it! I omitted the nuts and added bacon bits and it was great! I made this with the Spinach Stuffed Chicken and it was a great meal!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 135 cal
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 10.8 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs
  • 9.5 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 151 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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