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keto green beans & asparagus with lemon & pecans
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5 from 5 votes

Keto Green Beans & Asparagus with Lemon & Pecans

Crisp veggies, a nutty crunch, and oodles of flavor make this a stunning keto side dish recipe for any meal!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: asparagus, bacon, beans, easy keto side, easy side dish, green beans, keto side dish, lemon, sides, yellow beans
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 79kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound asparagus trimmed and cleaned
  • 1 pound green beans trimmed
  • 4 slices bacon chopped
  • 1 shallot sliced
  • 1/4 cup pecans chopped and toasted
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

Instructions

  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the green beans for one minute, then add the asparagus. Cook an additional 3-4 minutes or until the veggies are tender crisp.
  • Meanwhile, fry the bacon in a small skillet. Cook the bacon until it is nearly crispy. Drain all but 1 tbsp of the fat.
  • Add the shallots to the bacon and remaining bacon fat. Fry for an additional minute or until the shallots are soft. Remove from the heat.
  • Zest the lemon, reserving 1 tbsp of lemon. Squeeze the lemon to get 1/4 cup of juice. Add the lemon juice to the skillet with the bacon and shallots.
  • Toss the lemon zest with the toasted pecans.
  • To assemble the dish, plate the drained veggies and drizzle with the lemon/bacon/shallot sauce. Top with the pecan-zest combination and serve!

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 354mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1093IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 3mg | Net Carbohydrates: 6g