Tangy green beans

Tangy green beans

Dietitian’s tip:

Green beans also are called string beans or snap beans. Whatever the name, these beans are low in calories, filling and taste best when the beans are thinner than a pencil.

Number of servings

Serves 10

  1. Low Fat
  2. Healthy carb
  3. Low Sodium

Ingredients

  1. 1 1/2 pounds green beans, fresh, frozen or canned
  2. 1/3 cup diced sweet red bell peppers
  3. For dressing

  4. 4 1/2 teaspoons olive oil or canola oil
  5. 4 1/2 teaspoons water
  6. 1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar
  7. 1 1/2 teaspoons mustard
  8. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  9. 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  10. 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions

In a steamer basket over boiling water, cook beans and red peppers until crisp-tender.

Whisk together all remaining ingredients in a small bowl.

Transfer beans to a serving bowl. Add dressing and stir to coat.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size: About 2/3 cup

  • Calories 39
  • Total carbohydrate 5 g
  • Added sugars 0 g
  • Dietary fiber 2 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Total fat 2 g
  • Saturated fat 0.3 g
  • Trans fat 0 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 67 mg

This recipe is one of 400 recipes collected in the “Fix-It and Enjoy-It! Healthy Cookbook” published by Good Books.

Aug. 15, 2023

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