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Chehalis Apple and Green Bean Sauté

Green beans get a sweet treatment from a bite of apple and a taste of honey. Even kids who don’t want to eat their vegetables will want to give in. You can take this up another notch by topping with crumbled gorgonzola cheese before serving.

Ingredients

1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed

1 large apple, peeled and chopped

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 cup chopped walnuts or almonds, toasted

1/2 cup honey

1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

Directions

  • In a large skillet, sauté beans and apple in oil for 3 minutes.
  • Add the nuts; cook and stir until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • Stir in honey and sesame seeds; heat through.

Yield: 5 servings

 

Know Your Produce: Chehalis Apples

Chehalis Apples are an offspring of Golden Delicious apples. They are like their parent apple, only better…because they are larger and crisper – delightfully crisp actually – with a cream colored flesh. Sweet and slightly honeyed, the Chehalis is both a juicy eating and baking apple.

Season: September

Best for: Pies and cobblers (this apple can withstand heat without losing its shape or zing)

Also good for: Salads and sandwiches; snacking

Store: refrigerated, Chehalis apples keep for a couple of weeks (3). Store away from any other fruit you don’t want ripening. At room temperature they ripen too quickly and become mealy after about 2 days. Wash apples only when you’re ready to use them.