Thursday, May 14

Green Beans with Dill and Lemon zest

I like eating crunchy veggies better than soft or roasted ones. Actually, I take that back. I do love me some sauteed soft spinach..mmm...But for green beans or asparagus, I'd rather saute them in the pan than roast them. I like to feel and hear the crunch of my greens. This side dish is crunchy and flavorful. You could also garnish with some sliced almonds for added crunch.

Green beans with dill and lemon zest
1 lb green beans, washed and trimmed
1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
zest of one lemon
sea salt

1 Heat oil over medium heat and saute green beans. Add pinch of sea salt.
2 While the green beans are sauteing, add chopped dill and shake pan to mix.
3 Grate lemon zest over pan and shake to mix with green beans.
4 After a few minutes, test green bean for desired level of crunch.

3 comments:

Marta said...

I love the crunch too! I almost equate them to health! you know how they say that veg preserve their nutrition better when you don't cook them so much... that's what I feel when I eat the al dente!
This looks tasty and satisfying!

Karen said...

This sounds simply delicious!

zoe said...

Marta-Thats right! I feel like im eating healthier when its crunchy!

Karen-Thanks! It was delicious AND simple!