Zesty Green Beans

    45 min

    These green beans are the perfect side dish to any meal. They have the perfect combination of flavours. Green beans are tossed with honey, orange zest, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar and diced tomatoes.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 3 tablespoons honey
    • 1/2 orange, zested
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
    • 1 dash ground black pepper
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • 225g fresh green beans, trimmed
    • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 tomato, diced

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:20min marinating  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Stir the honey, orange zest, garlic, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, pepper and water together in a bowl. Add the green beans and toss to coat. Allow to soak for 20 minutes, mixing every 5 minutes.
    2. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over low heat; add the green beans to the hot oil and cover the saucepan. Pour the green beans and sauce into the pan and cook, shaking the pan regularly, until the beans are slightly tender, about 5 minutes.
    3. Add the tomatoes to the green beans, cover and continue cooking until the green beans are cooked though yet slightly crispy, about 5 minutes more.

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    Three stars as is, five with the following adjustments: zest of one entire orange, subbed the water for orange juice that I squeezed from the orange I zested, one more garlic clove, no tomato, add toasted sesame seeds and toasted slivered almonds. Delicious with these adjustments!  -  20 May 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I used frozen haricort vert instead of fresh it it was very tasty. The only part that didn't work for me was the tomato. It kind of got lost. I think the dish needed a bit of a different texture so next time I'll drop the tomato and add some toasted sliced almonds  -  13 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Did not have fresh garlic so I used garlic salt. Everybody loved the recipe. Great way to use up all green beans from the garden  -  12 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)