Green Beans with Figs and Pumpkin Seeds

  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Prep: 10 minutes
  • Cook: 10 minutes

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:
1cup pumpkin seeds
1tablespoon vegetable oil
1teaspoon salt
1/2teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2cup fig preserves


  1. Preheat broiler
  2. 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.
  3. 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

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 198
  • Fat 11g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Cholesterol 1mg
  • Sodium 452mg
  • Carbohydrate 22g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Sugars 13g
  • Protein 7g
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