This green bean recipe gets its flavor from the hit of citrus in the dressing. Serve it with your favorite grilled chicken recipe tonight.Loaded with vitamin K, which protects against osteoporosis, green beans are a Thanksgiving favorite. This year, forget fatty green bean casserole and swap the sodium-laden cream of mushroom soup for this light vinaigrette. Serve with a chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc and the citrus flavors will come alive.

Martha Condra


Credit: Leigh Beisch

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12 mins
6 mins
18 mins
6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan, and add green beans. Cook beans for 4 minutes or until crisp-tender, and drain. Rinse with cold water, drain, and set aside.

  • Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots; cook 2 minutes or until shallots begin to brown, stirring constantly.

  • Combine the shallots, lemon rind, lemon juice, lime juice, orange juice, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Slowly add 4 1/2 teaspoons oil, stirring well. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the beans, tossing gently to coat.

Nutrition Facts

89 calories; fat 4g; saturated fat 1g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 1g; protein 3g; carbohydrates 12g; fiber 5g; iron 2mg; sodium 150mg; calcium 59mg.