Green Beans with Peanut-Ginger Dressing

Bring a bit of Thailand to your table with a ginger and peanut butter dip to serve alongside garden-fresh green beans.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 50 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 20
 

Ingredients

1
lb fresh green beans, trimmed
1/4
cup creamy peanut butter
1
tablespoon sugar
2
tablespoons rice vinegar
2
tablespoons soy sauce
1
tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1
piece (1 inch) gingerroot, peeled, finely chopped (2 tablespoons)
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
Chopped peanuts, if desired

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LOCATION

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  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, heat 6 cups water to boiling over high heat. Add beans to boiling water. Cook 4 to 6 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain. Cover; refrigerate while making dip.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat remaining ingredients except peanuts with wire whisk until smooth. Cover; refrigerate at least 30 minutes to blend flavors. Stir before serving. Garnish with peanuts. Serve beans with dip.
  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, heat 6 cups water to boiling over high heat. Add beans to boiling water. Cook 4 to 6 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain. Cover; refrigerate while making dip.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat remaining ingredients except peanuts with wire whisk until smooth. Cover; refrigerate at least 30 minutes to blend flavors. Stir before serving. Garnish with peanuts. Serve beans with dip.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Fresh gingerroot resembles a gnarled tan-colored root. It adds a distinctive pungency and aroma to foods and is used extensively in dishes of the Far East. To prepare, use a small sharp knife to peel the tough skin and then finely chop the gingerroot into pieces.

Cooking the beans in boiling water and then rinsing them in cold water will bring out their bright color.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
40
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 1/2g
2 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
105mg
105%;
Total Carbohydrate
3g
3%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.