FRENCH GREEN BEANS WITH POMEGRANATE, GOAT CHEESE AND ALMONDS
Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 8 minutes Serves: 6
This recipe is from POM Wonderful.
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Juice from 1 large pomegranate
1/3 cup seeds from 1 large pomegranate
1 to 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1¼ pounds fresh green beans, stems removed and cut on the bias into 1-inch pieces (6 cups)
1 teaspoon grated lemon or orange peel
½ cup sliced or slivered almonds
Salt and pepper to taste
4 ounces goat cheese, sliced
Place oil in a wok or large skillet and heat until hot. Stir-fry the beans with the lemon peel for six minutes.
Add the almonds and stir-fry for one to two minutes or until beans are crisp-tender. Remove from heat. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Toss beans with reserved pomegranate seeds and pomegranate juice; turn onto a serving platter. Arrange goat cheese slices over the top and serve.
* Per serving: 185 calories; 8 grams protein; 14 grams carbohydrates; 12 grams fat (5 saturated); 15 milligrams cholesterol; 295 milligrams sodium.