Charred Green Beans with Lemon Verbena Pesto Recipe

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Charred Green Beans with Lemon Verbena Pesto
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  1. Prepare a hot fire in your grill.
  2. Toss the beans with olive oil and place in a perforated grill basket or wok set on a baking sheet.
  3. For the Lemon Verbena Pesto, combine the lemon verbena, garlic, cheese, and nuts in a food processor and pulse to puree. Slowly add the olive oil with the processor running until the mixture thickens and emulsifies, about 1 minute. Season to taste with salt and pepper. The pesto will keep in the refrigerator for 7 to 10 days or it may be frozen for up to 3 months.
  4. Place the grill wok or basket directly over the fire and stir-grill tossing the beans with wooden paddles or grill spatulas until crisp-tender, about 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer the grilled beans to a large bowl and toss with about 1/4 cup of the Lemon Verbena Pesto or to taste.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 778.83 Kcal (3261 kJ)
Calories from fat 708.74 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 78.75g 121%
Cholesterol 15.67mg 5%
Sodium 716.33mg 30%
Potassium 128.4mg 3%
Total Carbs 13.35g 4%
Sugars 4.33g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2.82g 11%
Protein 11.38g 23%
Vitamin C 8.2mg 14%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 6%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Calcium 255.1mg 26%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 141.28 Kcal (592 kJ)
Calories from fat 128.57 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.29g 121%
Cholesterol 2.84mg 5%
Sodium 129.95mg 30%
Potassium 23.29mg 3%
Total Carbs 2.42g 4%
Sugars 0.79g 17%
Dietary Fiber 0.51g 11%
Protein 2.06g 23%
Vitamin C 1.5mg 14%
Iron 0.2mg 8%
Calcium 46.3mg 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 21.6
  • 23

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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