Green Beans with Pine Nuts
Green beans have long been a tradition at many holiday tables, but a good number of those dishes are heavy on the calories in addition to the love. Not this one! Here is a healthy side dish, or main dish, that will change those traditions.
Keep this recipe handy. Once people taste it they are going to ask for a copy!
2 pounds green beans, trimmed
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion sliced in long, thin wedges
1/4 teaspoon salt
Ground pepper to taste
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
5-10 dehydrated or fresh figs
1 grated beet (optional)
- Sauté onion with olive oil in a large sauté pan until golden .
- Slice figs in ½ or 1/5 sized equal pieces and add to the onions, let figs get a light crust.
- Add pine nuts and allow them to slightly brown.
- Add green beans, stir occasionally for even heat, cover and let cook until slightly tender.
Makes 8 servings.
Calories: 99 Protein: 5g Carbohydrates: 10g Fat: 5g Fiber: 5g
FLT Servings: Category 1 vegetables: 3 Nut: 1 Fruit: 1 Oil: .5
Recipe created by Kirsten Singler.
Dr. Kirsten Singler NMD is a nutrition and wellness coach at Revolution Health Medical Center. Kirsten began her career in nutritional counseling in 2009 as a graduate of the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. She is a 2015 graduate of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.