Shiitake-basil green beans

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PREP TIME

10 min

Makes

4 to 6 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 8 minutes

Ingredients

  • 500-g green beans
  • 250-g shiitake mushrooms
  • 3 green onions
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Pinch freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Meanwhile, trim beans. Slice and discard dirty ends from mushroom stems. Slice large mushrooms in half. Thinly slice green onions. When water is boiling, add beans. Cook 3 minutes, then drain. Set beans aside.
  • Place saucepan over medium heat. Add oil. When hot, add mushrooms. Stir often until almost tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Add water, then beans, onions and salt. Stir often until beans are tender-crisp, 2 to 4 minutes. Stir in basil, lemon juice and pepper. Remove from heat. Great with Halibut With Chili-Orange Butter (also in the Recipe File).

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 56,
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.7 g,
  • Fat
  • 2.6 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2.5 g,
  • Sodium
  • 202 mg.

Tangy fresh basil-and-lemon-scented shiitake mushrooms are well matched to crisp green beans in this ready-in-a-flash side dish.