Recipe by Brynie Greisman

Citrusy Green Beans

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Parve Parve
Easy Easy
10 Servings

These green beans are infused with a light citrus flavor that’s perfectly complemented by the maple-flavored pecan crunch. An unforgettable dish that you will enjoy preparing, serving, and eating.


Main ingredients

  • 1 and 3/4 pounds (800 grams) frozen string beans

  • 1 tablespoon Zeta Lemon Infused Olive Oil (see tip)

  • 1 small onion, finely diced

  • 2 tablespoons flour (I used whole wheat pastry)

  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon parve chicken soup mix, dissolved in 2/3 cup water

  • 1/3 cup orange juice

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage (1/2 teaspoon for a stronger flavor)

  • dash cayenne pepper

  • 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • pinch or 2 black pepper

Nut Crunch

  • 1 tablespoon Gefen Olive Oil

  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts


Prepare the Green Beans


Cook frozen string beans in a little salted water just until tender crisp. Drain and set aside. Keep covered.


In a large frying pan, heat one tablespoon olive oil for the crunch. Add the pecans and walnuts; cook over medium heat until toasted, about four minutes.


Stir in maple syrup and salt. Cook and stir for three to three and a half minutes or until pecans are glossy and fragrant. Turn onto parchment paper to cool.


Wipe out the frying pan and heat the lemon-infused olive oil. Add onion and sauté until tender. Add the flour and stir until onion is coated. Add the remaining ingredients and stir with a whisk until thickened and smooth. Remove from heat.


Mix string beans into sauce and stir until lightly coated. Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with nuts.


If you don’t have lemon-infused olive oil, add a small amount of lemon zest (1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon) to the pan. Don’t overdo it because the more prominent flavor here is orange, not lemon.


Photography: Moishe Wulliger Food Styling: Renee Muller

Citrusy Green Beans

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3 years ago

Made it as a Thanksgiving side dish, and it was easy to make and delicious to eat! Has a pretty winning flavor combination that I regularly enjoy with green beans, which is citrus and nuts. I normally use almond slivers, brown butter, and orange zest with green beans, but I may have to try using this recipe more often!