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Weeknight Quickies: String Beans

It's the middle of the week and you've thawed out a meat and you know that something "healthy" should be on the side. Here's an introduction to what will be a weekly contribution to MangoEats appropriately dubbed "Weeknight Quickies". I will try to keep the ingredient list to 8 items or less and aim for items you may already have in your fridge or pantry.

Bon appetit folks! #MangoEats



  • 1 lb. string beans (washed, dried and ends snipped)
  • ½ tbsp kosher salt
  • ½ tbsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 c. toasted walnuts (or nuts of your choice)
  • 1 tbsp. EVOO
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • Half a lemon



  1. Over medium heat, warm your EVOO
  2. Add minced shallots and cook until translucent.
  3. Add green beans (do not overcook, you still want a bit of crunch), add nuts once cooked to your preference.
  4. Lower heat, squeeze lemon half over pan and toss 
  5. Season to your preference with salt and pepper

Crunchy green goodness!