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Citrus Green Beans Recipe

Citrus Green Beans Recipe

The great citrus flavor in this side dish really perks up green beans. Try using lemon peel, or a combination of orange and lemon, too.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 3/4 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • Dash salt and pepper


  • 1. Place green beans in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • 2. Transfer beans to a small bowl. Add the oil, peel, salt and pepper; toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 44 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 41mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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annrms User ID: 2649709 254556
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2016

"Deliciously light and flavorful. Kept the beans al dente and added just a touch more black pepper.... It's a keeper!"

JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 230755
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2015

"I was already grilling chicken, so I made the green beans packet style. I used the orange zest, 2t olive oil, plus the juice from half the orange, salt & pepper. I put them on while the grill preheated, and they were just a tiny bit squeaky. Next time I may give them a 1 minute start in the microwave."

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