I’m always looking for new ways to enjoy veggies. This weekend at the Farmers’ Market, I hit the jackpot when it came to green beans.
I once again got a “bag” of veggies for $10, and I stuffed it with green beans in all the free space. In looking at my most recent Weight Watchers cookbook, I found the perfect recipe to try…
Over the past few years, I have gotten into mustard. As the pickiest of the picky, mustard used to be one of those items that I just wouldn’t eat.
After many years of turning up my nose, I’ve grown to enjoy mustard. Not the bright yellow kind, but hot mustard, grainy mustard, honey mustard, and delicious mustardy vinaigrettes. When I saw this recipe, I knew I had to try it.
The flavors presented are quite unique for green beans… I really liked it and can’t wait to make it again. Who would have thought mustard and beans would work, but they totally do!
Green Beans with Mustard and Country Herbs
From Weight Watchers Five Ingredient 15-Minute Recipes – Summer 2012
1 (12-oz) package refrigerated trimmed green beans
1 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2 tsp. minced fresh oregano
2 tsp. whole-grain Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp. salt
1. Microwave green beans according to package directions. Note: I used fresh green beans and steamed them in a ziploc bag.
2. While the beans cook, place butter and remaining ingredients in a serving bowl. Note: I used I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter, as opposed to real butter. I don’t keep butter in the house unless my sister-in-law Beth is in town.
3. Add beans. Toss gently until butter melts.
4. Serve on your favorite Fiesta dinnerware. Pair it with a tasty protein that you enjoy. I made a stuffed turkey burger to enjoy with my beans. Delish! Note: I should really make the stuffed turkey burger more often… amazing.
Per 1/2 cup serving of beans:
CAL 55; FAT 3g; PROT 1.7g; CARB 6.8; FIB 3g; CHOL 8mg; IRON 1mg; SOD 232mg; CALC 37mg; WW Points Plus: 1