Zesty Green Beans

A pile of tender-crisp, steamed green beans  makes the perfect side dish  for just about any main course. Give yours a citrusy twist with a splash of sweet, tangy orange and lemon juices, plus  a  zesty kick  from freshly ground black pepper and natural sea salt. Quick tip: For freshest flavor, don’t wash  green beans until you’re ready to  steam them. They’ll keep well in your refrigerator for up to  a week.

Use high-quality, organic extra-virgin olive oil to complement–rather than overpower–the citrusy flavors in this elegant side dish.

Zesty Green Beans

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed
Juice of 1 large lemon
Juice of 1 large orange
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

1. Steam beans in a steamer basket over medium heat for 10-12 minutes or until tender.

2. Remove from heat; transfer to a large mixing bowl.

3. Add remaining ingredients; mix well to combine. Serve warm.

Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is the Editor-in-Chief of  TheHealthyApple.com; she is a Manhattan based Personal Chef, Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer, Food Photographer and Writer specializing in simple gluten-free and dairy-free “˜Clean’ recipes using whole foods. Amie recently healed herself from six years of chronic pain, exhausting every doctor in the country and Mayo Clinic; she shares her story of howClean Eating  saved her life and inspires you to Clean up your food, too. Amie lives in Manhattan, NYC where she cooks for a variety of clients including celebrities and people with busy lifestyles who enjoy healthy, fresh food. Visit Amie on  Facebook,  Twitter  andPinterest; she’d love to hear from you!

About Amie Valpone

Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is the Editor-in-Chief of TheHealthyApple.com; she is a Manhattan based Personal Chef, Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer, Food Photographer and Writer specializing in simple gluten-free and dairy-free “˜Clean’ recipes using whole foods. Amie recently healed herself from six years of chronic pain, exhausting every doctor in the country and Mayo Clinic; she shares her story of how Clean Eating saved her life and inspires you to Clean up your food, too. Amie lives in Manhattan, NYC where she cooks for a variety of clients including celebrities and people with busy lifestyles who enjoy healthy, fresh food.

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