On nights after a long day of work and an evening workout the last thing I want to do is cook. That’s when I turn to this extremely easy, quick, and healthy dinner option, Cilantro Lime Shrimp with Green Beans. For a well-balanced meal I always need a starch, so I added brown rice to the plate. This dish is a staple in my weekly dinner rotation because of its’ simplicity and healthiness. Enjoy!
Cilantro Lime Shrimp & Green Beans
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 6 oz shrimp & 1-1/2 cups green beans
Calories: 257.3 • Fat: 5.1g • Protein: 35.9 g • Carb: 17.4 g • Fiber: 4.1 g
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 2 lb shrimp, shelled and deviened
- 6 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 lime (E.S.L.NYC recommends 2 lime)
- salt and pepper
- 6 cups green beans
Heat a large frying pan on medium-high heat. Add oil to the pan, when hot add shrimp. Season with salt and pepper. When the shrimp is cooked on one side, about 2 minutes, turn over and add garlic. Saute another minute or two until shrimp is cooked, careful not to overcook. Remove from heat. Squeeze lime all over shrimp and toss with cilantro. Serve hot. **Tip from Eat.Shop.LiveNYC – save extra lime juice to squeeze on to the plated shrimp for an extra dose of zesty flavor.
In a separate pan, add 6 cups green beans, crushed garlic to taste, and season with salt and pepper. Cook on medium high for 2 minutes. Add 1/2 cup water and cover, cook for an additional 8 minutes. Uncover and cook until water evaporates. Serve hot on the side of shrimp.
**Recipe discovered on Pinterest but it is a Lean & Green recipe