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Green Beans with Orange & Pistachios

Green Beans With Orange & Pistachios Recipe

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"Snapped green beans are gently cooked with onion and garlic, then simmered in orange juice and a bit of apple cider vinegar until it thickens and turns into a plate-licking syrup, then finished with toasted pistachios." From 'Pati's Mexican Table'

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10 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


1 Tbsp
olive oil
1/4 c
white onion, diced
2 clove
garlic, peeled and minced
1 lb
green beans, trimmed and sliced on the diagonal into 1" pieces (frozen green beans ok!)
kosher salt or similar coarse salt, to taste
cracked black pepper, to taste
fresh squeezed orange juice (save some of the zest for garnish, if desired also when available try other orange varieties: cara cara, blood orange, etc.)
1 Tbsp
apple cider vinegar
3 Tbsp
pistachios, toasted + more for garnish

How to Make Green Beans with Orange & Pistachios


  • 1Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the diced white onion and cook for 2-3 minutes until soft and translucent.
  • 2Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, approximately 1 minute. Toss in the green beans and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook mixture until the green beans begin to soften, about 5-6 minutes.
  • 3Pour in the freshly squeezed orange juice and apple cider vinegar. Cook, stirring occasionally for another 6-8 minutes or until the green beans are thoroughly cooked and the sauce is slightly thickened.
  • 4Transfer the green beans to a serving platter, garnish with the toasted pistachios (and orange zest if using); serve hot.

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About Green Beans with Orange & Pistachios

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Vegan
Other Tag: Quick & Easy