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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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