Zesty Green Beans

Amie Valpone

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

A pile of tender-crisp, steamed green beans  makes the perfect side dish  for just about any main course. Give yours a citrusy twist with a splash of sweet, tangy orange and lemon juices, plus  a  zesty kick  from freshly ground black pepper and natural sea salt. Quick tip: For freshest flavor, don’t wash  green beans until you’re ready to  steam them. They’ll keep well in your refrigerator for up to  a week.

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Zesty Green Beans

Serves 4


1 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed
Juice of 1 large lemon
Juice of 1 large orange
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil


1. Steam beans in a steamer basket over medium heat for 10-12 minutes or until tender.
2. Remove from heat; transfer to a large mixing bowl.
3. Add remaining ingredients; mix well to combine. Serve warm.