Pomegranate-Glazed Green Beans
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
- 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup pomegranate juice
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- In a Dutch oven, place steamer basket over 1 in. of water. Place green beans in basket. Bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer; steam, covered, 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender.
- In a large skillet, combine orange juice, pomegranate juice, butter, vinegar, syrup, orange zest and seasonings. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half. Stir in cranberries. Add beans and toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts1 serving: 134 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 251mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.
Jan 10, 2017
This was a bit bitter and way too citrusy for us. If I make it again, I would probably drop the vinegar and reduce the orange juice, or just get rid of it altogether. I also didn't add the maple syrup and used just white vinegar because I couldn't find white balsamic vinegar, if it comes in a white variety, and I didn't have any regular balsamic vinegar. Overall, this recipe looked and sounded way better than it turned out for us.
Feb 4, 2016
Very easy, very delicious, but the acidic components of the sauce discolored my green beans. When I make it again, I will reserve the sauce and only drizzle it on after I plate up the servings of beans.
Nov 28, 2014
I made these for Thanksgiving dinner last night and they were a big hit. The glaze adds a bright flavor to the beans. Easy enough to make on a weeknight, yet special enough for a dinner party. For added texture and color, garnish beans with some pomegranate seeds.