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Artichokes and Green Beans

This easy and elegant treatment for vegetables complements a variety of main courses. "Whenever I make it, someone always asks for a recipe," Carole Boys writes from Wheaton, Illinois.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (14 ounces) water-packed artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained and quartered
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Place beans in a steamer basket. Place in a saucepan over 1 in. of water; bring to a boil. Cover and steam for 6-8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • In a nonstick skillet, toast bread crumbs over medium heat in 1 tablespoon oil; set aside. In the same skillet, saute onion and garlic in remaining oil until tender. Add the artichokes, salt, pepper and reserved beans. Cook and stir over low heat until heated through. Before serving, sprinkle with cheese and toasted bread crumbs.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 158 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 701mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 6g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 fat, 1/2 starch.

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