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Feta-and-Walnut Blistered Green Beans

Photo: Jennifer Causey
Yield

Serves 4 (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

Charring is a great technique for coaxing extra flavor from vegetables without adding calories. Here, slender green beans stay crisp and fresh while taking on a hint of bitter and smoke for balance.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound haricots verts (French green beans), trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons crumbed feta cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/8 teaspoon kosher salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 161
  • fat 12.8 g
  • satfat 2.2 g
  • monofat 5.8 g
  • polyfat 4.3 g
  • protein 4 g
  • carbohydrate 10 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 4 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 232 mg
  • calcium 79 mg
  • sugars 5 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 0 g

How to Make It

  1. 1. Preheat broiler to high with oven rack in top position.

  2. 2. Combine 1 1/2 teaspoons oil and beans on a rimmed baking sheet. Broil 5 minutes or until beans are lightly charred and tender, stirring occasionally.

  3. 3. Combine remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil, parsley, rind, and juice in a bowl. Stir in beans and nuts. Place bean mixture on a platter; top with feta, pepper, and salt.