Marie shared a colleague's recipe from some 25 years ago. It's so simple, it's not even a 'recipe' -- just beans tossed in a sauce of mayonnaise and soy sauce. But I've made it twice now and it's amazing to me that something this easy can be this good.
Would the same mayo-soy sauce work with steamed broccoli? cooked cabbage? Brussels sprouts? cauliflower? I think so. And frozen vegetables? For sure.
The first time, I whipped up enough sauce for it to be clearly visible on the beans - to my taste, this was good but 'too much'. So the second time, I used only a tablespoon of low-fat mayonnaise, which, split four ways, means that a serving yields zero Weight Watchers points -- making this recipe a happy addition to the collection of this website's zero point vegetable recipes in addition to the collection of low-carb vegetable recipes.
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GREEN BEANS with MAYO-SOY SAUCE
Time to table: 30 minutes
Salted water (1 quart water, 1 tablespoon kosher salt)
1 pound fresh green beans, washed well, stem ends snapped, strings removed if seem 'stringy'
1 tablespoon low-fat mayonnaise (I love Hellman's ...)
Splash of soy sauce
Put the water on to boil, covered. Add the cleaned beans, cover and cook for 7 minutes or until reach the desired amount of doneness. Drain and return to hot pan. Separately, stir together the mayonnaise and soy sauce. (I actually do prefer the mixture/texture better when mixed first OFF the beans but really, save a dish, it's fine either way.) Toss beans with mayonnaise mixture. Serve and enjoy!
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