Citrusy Green Beans

Liana Werner-Gray

by | Updated: November 15th, 2023

Brighten your holiday feast with a citrus-spiked side. Green beans are blanched until tender-crisp, then tossed with a mouthwatering mix of orange and lemon juice and zest, creating a vibrant twist on a classic vegetable dish. It’s easy to add culinary sparkle to your celebration with this simple side that refreshes and impresses.

Citrus Seasoned Green Beans in White, Round Serving Bowl on Holiday Table


Citrus Seasoned Green Beans in White, Round Serving Bowl on Holiday Table
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Citrusy Green Beans

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 115 kcal
Author Liana Werner-Gray


  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil divided
  • 1 thumb-sized piece ginger grated or diced
  • 2 cloves garlic diced
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 1 tsp. orange zest
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 lbs. organic green beans stems removed


  1. In sauté pan on low heat, add 2 tablespoons olive oil, ginger and garlic. Stir fry for 2 minutes until golden. Set aside.
  2. In large bowl, whisk together lemon zest and juice, orange zest and juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper. Set dressing aside.
  3. Bring large pot of water to boil over high heat. Add green beans and cook until bright green and barely tender, about 2 minutes.
  4. Drian beans and shake off any excess water. Transfer to bowl with dressing. Add garlic and ginger. Toss well to combine.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Citrusy Green Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 115 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 67mg3%
Potassium 299mg9%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 826IU17%
Vitamin C 32mg39%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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