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.
Citrusy Green Beans
- Cooking and Prep: 50 m
- Serves: 10
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