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Green Beans With Orange Olive Oil Recipe
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Green Beans With Orange Olive Oil

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"This is a side dish of fresh green beans tossed with orange-infused olive oil. It's my favorite way to make green beans. I normally serve it with Italian food, it's tasty and refreshing!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    20 mins


  1. Place green beans in a steamer basket over 1 inch of boiling water and cover. Cook until the beans are tender but still firm, 2 to 4 minutes. Drain, and keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, stir together olive oil and 1 tablespoon orange zest strips in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Cook and stir until the olive oil has been infused with the flavor of the orange zest, about 2 minutes. Discard zest strips.
  3. Toss drained green beans with flavored olive oil and kosher salt over medium heat until the beans are hot and coated with oil. Place onto a serving dish and sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon grated orange zest to garnish.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 12, 2008

sorry I should have stated I don't use all the olive oil at one recipe. I make the orange olive oil to use again. It is just easier to infuse the olive oil when there it a bit more oil than about one table spoon. So after you infuse the olive oil I would only pour about 1 table spoon on top. Save the rest for another time.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 09, 2007

A nice change to ordinary steamed green beans. Easy to make. Next time I'd use more orange zest and a little less oil.

Oct 11, 2013

I use Blood Orange olive oil and orange zest for garnish. Best beans ever everyone loves them and wants the recipe

Nov 20, 2012

Never though orange could go well with green beans before

Nov 16, 2012

I was surprised how flavorful and good-looking this dish was. I used about 3 1/2 teaspoons olive oil, and this seemed to be just right.

Mar 20, 2012

I used frozen haricot vert.. this was quite tasty. I also added cracked pepper

Nov 21, 2013

I tried this first with asparagus, and later with green beans as I had a lot of oil left over. The oil had a subtle orange smell, but the flavor really didn't come through on the veggies. You definitely need the orange zest to get the orange flavor. And even then it was just a little too orange-y without any balancing flavor. Not bad, but I won't make it often.

Oct 14, 2013

Very nice flavour. Everyone like this.


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  • Calories
  • 76 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 5.4 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 105 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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