nutritional information


  • Calories: 130
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Total Fat: 10 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 65 mg
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Sugar: 2 g

Italian Dijon Green Beans

Serves 4

A stylish dish, this vegetable accompaniment combines Italian, French and Asian influences and flavors. It would make a refreshing and light first course for an end-of-summer meal, or the perfect luncheon dish if served with a rich soup and hot biscuits or warmed French bread. Recipe courtesy of Karen Zack, a private plot holder at the Stanford garden.
  • 1 lb. fresh green beans, washed and ends trimmed
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. country-style Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano or Italian spice blend
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbs. sesame seeds
  1. Layer the beans in a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover and steam until bright green but still very crisp, for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat, and drain. 
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the beans until crisp-tender, for about 2 minutes, tossing them gently with tongs.
  3. Combine the mustard and oregano in a separate mixing bowl. Add the beans, and toss them in the mixture, stirring until coated. Add the salt and pepper, sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.
September 2004

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