Steamed Green Beans
with Lemon Vinaigrette
* 1-1/4 lb. green beans, trimmed and rinsed * 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice * 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise or heavy cream * 1 Tablespoon minced shallots * 3/4 teaspoon salt * Freshly ground black pepper to taste * 1/2 cup canola oil or grapeseed oil (cold pressed) * 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
Steam the green beans until tender, about 5 min. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the lemon juice, mayonnaise, shallots, salt, and pepper. Add the oil in a slow stream, whisking constantly until the vinaigrette is well blended. Toss the cooked beans with the red pepper and enough vinaigrette to coat, about 1/3 cup. Serve warm, with extra vinaigrette on the side, if you like.
Makes 4 Servings. 4.5 net grams of carbohydrate per serving.