Green Beans in Yellow Pepper Butter

This simple side dish is pretty enough to serve during any holiday meal or when entertaining.

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Makes:
8 servings
Start to Finish:
30 mins
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Green Beans in Yellow Pepper Butter

Ingredients
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
1
medium yellow sweet pepper, coarsely shredded
6
tablespoons margarine or butter, softened
1/4
cup pine nuts
1
tablespoon lemon juice
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2
pounds green beans, trimmed
1
large yellow sweet pepper, cut into thin strips

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan melt the 1 tablespoon margarine or butter. Add the shredded sweet pepper. Cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Set aside.
  2. In a blender container or food processor bowl, combine the 6 tablespoons softened margarine or butter and the pine nuts. Cover; blend or process until almost smooth. Add cooked sweet pepper, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper, Cover; blend or process until almost smooth. Set aside.
  3. In a covered saucepan cook beans in a small amount of boiling water for 12 minutes. Add the sweet pepper strips the last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain the beans and sweet pepper strips.
  4. To serve, transfer beans and sweet pepper strips to a serving bowl. Add the blended margarine mixture; toss to coat. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Green Beans in Yellow Pepper Butter)
    Per serving:
  • 159 kcal cal.,
  • 13 g fat
  • (7 g sat. fat,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 0 g monounsatured fat),
  • 27 mg chol.,
  • 71 mg sodium,
  • 11 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 0 g sugar,
  • 3 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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