Green Beans with Toasted Walnuts, Cranberry, and Blue Cheese

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Green Beans with Toasted Walnuts, Cranberry, and Blue Cheese
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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
10 min.
Preparation
ready in 26 min.
Ready in
Calories:
139
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

This dish is full of fiber and nutrients from the beans and fats from the walnuts and blue cheese, making this dish a light, healthy side that pairs well with any main meat dish. 

You can substitute for other nuts like almonds or pecans and other cheese like goat cheese or gorgonzola instead of blue cheese. 

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie139 kcal(7 %)
Protein4.7 g(5 %)
Fat9.68 g(8 %)
Carbohydrates10.52 g(7 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage3.97 g(13 %)
Vitamin A118.1 mg(14,763 %)
Vitamin D0.04 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E0.7 mg(6 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.15 mg(14 %)
Niacin1.64 mg(14 %)
Vitamin B₆0.18 mg(13 %)
Folate40.61 μg(14 %)
Pantothenic acid0.42 mg(7 %)
Biotin1.33 μg(3 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.09 μg(3 %)
Vitamin C15.38 mg(16 %)
Potassium270.72 mg(7 %)
Calcium86.83 mg(9 %)
Magnesium31.01 mg(10 %)
Iron1.41 mg(9 %)
Iodine0.67 μg(0 %)
Zinc0.48 mg(6 %)
Saturated fatty acids3.55 g
Cholesterol12.95 mg

Ingredients

for
8
Ingredients
2 tablespoons
1
large shallot (peeled and thinly sliced)
32 ounces
Green beans (trimmed and rinsed)
¼ cup
¾ cup
dried Cranberry (sweetened)
½ teaspoon
½ cup
Blue cheese (crumbled)
½ cup
toasted Walnut (chopped)
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Preparation steps

1.
In a 12-inch skillet set over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the shallot and saute until softened, about 2 minutes. Add beans and increase heat to medium-high. Cook for 8 minutes, stirring frequently.
2.
Add water, cranberries and salt; stir to incorporate, cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook until for an additional 3 to 5 minutes, until beans are tender but still firm. Remove the cover and cook until the liquid evaporates, about 1 minute.
3.
Transfer beans to serving dish and top with blue cheese and walnuts. Serve.