Sweet Green Bean Side Dish

Sweet Green Bean Side Dish

Sweet Green Bean Side Dish:
Green Beans with Pecans Cranberries & Parmesan

Photo Credit: Nutritionadventure.com

Ingredients

1 pound fresh green beans

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

black pepper to taste

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 T. dried cranberries, roughly chopped

1/4 cup pecan pieces, raw

1/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Wash and drain green beans and snap off ends. Lay green beans in a pile on a large baking sheet.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together garlic, red wine vinegar, olive oil, and black pepper with a fork. Drizzle vinaigrette over green beans and toss to coat them well. Season green beans with salt. Roast green beans in oven for 20-22 minutes, being sure to toss them around halfway through cooking.
3. While green beans are cooking, lightly toast pecan pieces in a small skillet over low heat for 5 minutes, shaking the skillet occasionally.
4. Remove baking sheet from oven and place green beans in a serving bowl. Top with chopped cranberries, toasted pecan pieces, and Parmesan cheese. Serve over arugula and enjoy!
-1 serving: 1 fat; 1 dairy; 1 vegetable; 2 fruit
-1 serving= 1 cup (Makes 6 servings)
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