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Side dish


Star-dusted green beans

Thank goodness for steamable veggies; that gives us some time to dress them up. And topping green beans with a light starfruit sauce makes a perfect side dish that even kids will find hard to turn away.


12-oz. bag of ready-to-steam green beans
2 large starfruit
4 tbs olive oil
1/2 red onion, diced
1 tsp dried mustard
1 tsp marjoram
4 tbs balsamic vinegar

Yield: 4 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes, plus 15 minutes of cooking

How to cut starfruit


1. Follow directions on the bag to steam the green beans.
2. Cut off the ends of the starfruit and trim the ribs with a veggie peeler. Cut into 1/2-inch star slices.
3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat the oil. Add the onions and cook 3 to 4 minutes. Add the mustard, marjoram and vinegar. Stir to combine. Add the starfruit slices and stir to cover the slices with the onion mixture. Cook 3 to 4 minutes. Add the green beans and toss to cover.
4. Serve warm.

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