Citrus Green Beans

bean2Green beans are in season right now, and you can get lots of them for great prices. I wanted to make a light and fresh side dish that everyone can enjoy. I’ve found many picky eaters and children like this. It’s also very easy to make and little fuss.


1 pounds green beans, trimmed (both fresh and frozen work!)
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons shallots, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (half of a small lime)
3 tablespoons fresh orange juice (half of a orange)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper


Bring water to a boil in a large pan and add the green beans with a pinch of salt. Cook the beans for 5 minutes. They’ll still be a bit firm, but fully cooked – then drain.

Combine the shallots, olive oil, lime juice, orange juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and whisk together.

In a large skillet over low heat, add the beans and the dressing mix together. Stir well for a couple of minutes and coat all the beans. Serve and enjoy right away – or can eat later cold! bean3

2 thoughts on “Citrus Green Beans

    • Gluten Free Fabulous 2013/09/02 / 11:48 pm

      I got those Pyrex from my grandma and I’d love to pick up more! I’ve seen some pink… gotta get it 🙂

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