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Green Beans with Cranberries, Almonds, and Goat Cheese in a Fig Balsamic Glaze

 
One serving costs about $1.2

$1.20 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

8 christmas,gluten-free,gluten free side dish
spoonacular Score:37%

Spoonacular Score: 37%

 

Need a gluten free side dish? Green Beans with Cranberries, Almonds, and Goat Cheese in a Fig Balsamic Glaze could be a tremendous recipe to try. One portion of this dish contains approximately 5g of protein, 7g of fat, and a total of 124 calories. This recipe serves 8. For $1.2 per serving, this recipe covers 6% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. It will be a hit at your Christmas event. It is brought to you by Foodista. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about about 45 minutes. A mixture of almonds, fig balsamic glaze, salt, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so flavorful. This recipe is liked by 1 foodies and cooks. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 36%. This score is not so amazing. Similar recipes include Roasted Acorn Squash with Cranberries, Goat Cheese and Balsamic Glaze, Green Beans with Cranberries, Bacon and Goat cheese, and Green beans with cranberries, bacon and goat cheese.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 lb
1 lb green beans
green beans
0.5 medium
0.5 medium red onion
red onion
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp olive oil
olive oil
4 Tbsps
4 Tbsps balsamic glaze
balsamic glaze
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp dijon mustard
dijon mustard
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps salt
salt
0.25 cups
0.25 cups dried cranberries
dried cranberries
0.25 cups
0.25 cups almonds
almonds
4 oz
4 oz goat cheese
goat cheese
1 lb green beans
1 lb
green beans
0.5 medium red onion
0.5 medium
red onion
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp
olive oil
4 Tbsps balsamic glaze
4 Tbsps
balsamic glaze
1 Tbsp dijon mustard
1 Tbsp
dijon mustard
0.5 tsps salt
0.5 tsps
salt
0.25 cups dried cranberries
0.25 cups
dried cranberries
0.25 cups almonds
0.25 cups
almonds
4 oz goat cheese
4 oz
goat cheese

Equipment

colander
colander
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl
pot
pot
wok
wok
colander
colander
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl
pot
pot
wok
wok


Instructions

Cook the green beans: Either steam them, or boil them. If boiling, bring a large pot of water to a boil, and cook the green beans until crisp-tender, or however you prefer to eat them. (It takes about 5 minutes to cook the beans to crisp-tender, and I really dislike overcooked vegetables so I watch them carefully.) When the beans are cooked, carefully drain the water and rinse the beans under cold water in a colander until they are no longer hot. Toast the sliced almonds in a small skillet over medium heat until they just start to brown. Set aside. Combine the balsamic glaze and Dijon mustard in a small bowl and mix well until all the mustard clumps are gone. Finely dice the half of the red onion. In a large pan or a wok, saute the red onion in olive oil for 5 minutes, or until the onion has softened. Add the salt and stir. Add the balsamic glaze mixture and the dried cranberries and let them cook together for a minute. Add the green beans and the toasted almonds and gently toss them in the wok to coat them in the balsamic glaze. Remove from heat. Serve with crumbled goat cheese. Make sure to get some of that cranberry/almond saucy goodness that might sink to the bottom of the serving dish.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.20
Ingredient
1 pound green beans
½ mediums red onion
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 tablespoons balsamic glaze
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
¼ cups dried cranberries
¼ cups almonds
4 ounces goat cheese
Price
$1.51
$0.18
$0.17
$2.73
$0.15
$0.43
$0.64
$3.81
$9.62

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • Dried fruit can be expensive, especially if you opt for organic. Your own dehydrator could be a great investment if you eat dried fruits regularly!

Cooking Tips

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

  • If you are buying fresh green beans, avoid beans with scars and go ahead and snap a bean in half when no one is looking. It should snap easily. Store in the refrigerator. Before cooking, snap off the stem ends or cut them off using a knife or even scissors.

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

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Nutritional Information

Quickview
124 Calories
4g Protein
7g Total Fat
12g Carbs
6% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
124
6%

Fat
7g
11%

  Saturated Fat
2g
16%

Carbohydrates
12g
4%

  Sugar
6g
7%

Cholesterol
6mg
2%

Sodium
222mg
10%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
4g
10%

Manganese
0.27mg
13%

Vitamin E
1mg
12%

Vitamin A
539IU
11%

Fiber
2g
10%

Copper
0.19mg
10%

Vitamin B2
0.16mg
9%

Vitamin K
9µg
9%

Vitamin C
7mg
9%

Phosphorus
83mg
8%

Magnesium
30mg
8%

Vitamin B6
0.13mg
7%

Iron
1mg
6%

Folate
24µg
6%

Calcium
55mg
6%

Vitamin B1
0.08mg
5%

Potassium
169mg
5%

Vitamin B3
0.68mg
3%

Zinc
0.43mg
3%

Vitamin B5
0.27mg
3%

Selenium
1µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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