Cilantro Green Beans

I am addicted to green beans.  It is one of my many addictions, but this one has stood the test of time.  I am constantly finding ways to reinvent them and still maintain their healthy qualities. Meaning not covered in butter.

I came up with this recipe based on things we had in our fridge.  You can use any mushroom you have, but shiitakes are in season at the moment and have an amazing earthy flavor that makes the beans a little special.

Ingredients:
Green beans
Shiitake mushrooms
Walnuts
Chopped cilantro (only fresh!)
Lemon
Olive oil
Butter

Saute the sliced mushrooms with a little butter and olive oil.  Toast chopped walnuts in the mushroom pan with the leftover oil.  Boil the green beans with plenty of salt in the water.  This opens up their flavor.  Also be sure to the keep the beans pretty crisp.  No one likes a limp bean. Drain the beans and toss with olive oil, lemon juice to taste, and fresh chopped cilantro.  S&P to taste.  Plate as you desire with the mushrooms and walnuts.  I like to pile it all.

Enjoy!

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2 Comments to “Cilantro Green Beans”

  1. These look so good… and fancy! I don’t know why, but I always see green beans as fancy, lol.

  2. LOL. That is funny. They are kind of fancy as long as they aren’t the mushy, canned beans my mom used to make!

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