Green Beans with Figs and Pumpkin Seeds
- Yield 8 servings
- Prep 10 minutes
- Cook 10 minutes
A sauce for green beans that both kids and adults will love.
To prepare the green beans, steam 2 (12-ounce) packages of green beans in the microwave according to the package directions. Place in a large bowl and toss with 1 teaspoon butter, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.
- Pumpkin Seeds:
- 1 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup fig preserves
- Preheat broiler
- To prepare pumpkin seeds, place seeds on a baking sheet. Drizzle with vegetable oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Place under the broiler 2 minutes, or until nicely toasted. Remove and let cool.
- Toss steamed green beans with fig preserves. Place on a platter and sprinkle with pumpkin seeds. (Analysis includes green beans.)
—Recipe by Karry Hosford, Relish Contributing Editor