Green Beans Gremolata

green beans

 

2 pounds French Green Beans
1/3 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf Parsley
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
1/4 cup roasted Pine Nuts (can also use Almonds)
2 Tbsp. freshly grated Lemon Peel (can also use Orange Peel)
4 tsp. finely chopped Garlic (about 4 cloves)
1/4 cup Olive Oil
Kosher Salt & Black Pepper (personally I leave out the salt)

Heat large pot of water to boiling. Add beans and cook 3-5 minutes. While they are cooking, fill a large bowl with ice and cold water. Drain the beans well and transfer to the ice water. Stir until the beans are completely cool. Drain well and pat dry with a paper towel.

Prepare Gremolata:
Combine parsley, Parmesan, pine nuts, lemon peel and garlic.

To Serve:

Heat oil in a saucepan on medium-high heat. Add the beans. Cook 2 minutes or until hot and coated with the oil. Remove from the heat. Sprinkle with Gremolata. and the salt and pepper.

Enjoy!!! Makes 8 servings!

Nutrition Facts:
135 calories, 4 grams Protein, 9 grams Carbs, 11 grams fat (2 saturated), 3 grams fiber, 3 mg Cholesterol, 420mg Sodium (leave out the salt!!)

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