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Green Beans

Citrusy Green Beans

Brynie Greisman

These green beans are infused with a light citrus flavor that’s perfectly complemented by the maple-flavored pecan crunch.

Type: Parve Prep Time: 50 minutes Level: Not mentioned

Main ingredients

1 and 3/4 pounds (800 grams) frozen string beans

1 tablespoon Zeta Lemon Infused Olive Oil (see tip)

1 small onion, finely diced

2 tablespoons flour (I used whole wheat pastry)

1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest, or to taste

1 teaspoon parve chicken soup mix, dissolved in 2/3 cup water

1/3 cup orange juice

1/4 teaspoon dried sage (1/2 teaspoon for a stronger flavor)

dash cayenne pepper

1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

pinch or 2 black pepper

Nut Crunch

1 tablespoon Gefen Olive Oil

3/4 cup finely chopped pecans

1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts

2 tablespoons maple syrup

1/8 teaspoon Haddar Kosher Salt

Prepare the Green Beans

Cook frozen string beans in a little salted water just until tender crisp. Drain and set aside. Keep covered.

In a large frying pan, heat one tablespoon olive oil for the crunch. Add the pecans and walnuts; cook over medium heat until toasted, about four minutes. 

Stir in maple syrup and salt. Cook and stir for three to three and a half minutes or until pecans are glossy and fragrant. Turn onto parchment paper to cool. 

Wipe out the frying pan and heat the lemon-infused olive oil. Add onion and sauté until tender. Add the flour and stir until onion is coated. Add the remaining ingredients and stir with a whisk until thickened and smooth. Remove from heat.

Mix string beans into sauce and stir until lightly coated. Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with nuts.

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