Lemon-Mint Snap Peas & Lima Beans

  • Serves: 6 servings, about 2/3 cup each

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes


Description

Fresh-tasting lemon-mint vinaigrette dresses up snap peas and lima beans in a hurry. The creamy texture of limas is a perfect counterpart to the crunch of the sugar snap peas. Try this vinaigrette with asparagus and green beans, too.

Ingredients

1 small shallot, minced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 pound sugar snap peas, trimmed
10 ounces frozen baby lima beans, thawed

Cooking Instructions

Whisk shallot, oil, lemon juice, mint, mustard, sugar, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

Bring 2 inches of water to a boil in a medium saucepan fitted with a steamer basket. Steam snap peas and lima beans until the snap peas are tender-crisp and the lima beans are heated through, 5 to 7 minutes. Toss with the vinaigrette.


Nutritional Analysis
Per serving
Calories Per Serving
137
Total Fat
5 g
Saturated Fat
1 g
Monounsaturated Fat
4 g
Sodium
132 mg
Carbohydrates
18 g
Fiber
5 g
Sugar
1 g
Protein
5 g
Potassium
227 mg

Dietary Exchanges


1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat



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