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Green Beans with Pecans and Clementine Dressing

No Thanksgiving table is complete without some kind of green beans. Many people have a tried-and-true favorite way to eat green beans. We don’t want to knock tradition, but some of these old favorites often involve overcooking the beans and drowning them in various sauces. May we be so bold as to suggest mixing things up a bit this year and putting a fresh spin on green beans? Green Beans with Pecans and Clementine Dressing is a delicious, fresh and healthful way to enjoy green beans.

No holiday table is complete without green beans. This recipe is very simple, and quick, too! It’s not a casserole (ahem) so you won’t need to take up any oven space for this dish.  It features seasonal flavors such as Clementines and  pecans and at the same time classic flavors of the season, but in a fresher, less rich application. Citrus juice adds bright flavor and sweetness to a simple dressing. Nuts are a healthy fat, so you’re getting rich flavor without using added oils.

You can make this recipe in three simple steps:

  1. Make a quick dressing of shallot, mustard and fresh Clementine juice in the blender.
  2. Steam your green beans until just tender. Put beans in a serving bowl and toss with dressing.
  3. Garnish with toasted chopped pecans and Clementine zest. Serve!

You’ll find the complete recipe, including specific measurements, on the Green Beans with Pecans and Clementine Dressing recipe page.

What are some other healthy ways you’ll be trying green beans this year?