Thursday, December 17, 2015

Green Beans with Cranberries and Walnuts



This recipe is a lovely compliment for your Christmas dinner. The citrus brightens the flavor of frozen green beans and gives them a fresh taste.
Serves 6-8
  • 1 kg frozen green beans
  • 3 cloves of garlic, slivered
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • handful of dried cranberries
  • 1 cup of toasted nuts, chopped (walnuts were my choice)
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  1. Roast the green beans and garlic drizzled with olive oil  at 425 for about 20 or minutes or until they begin to turn color.
  2. Toss with the lime zest and juice, add cranberries and toasted walnuts. Serve on a platter. 


14 comments:

  1. That sounds and looks so delicious!!! Roasting the beans like this is such a great change from boiling them - I will try this for sure.

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  2. Oh my...these look wonderful! Like Rosella I've never roasted green beans either. And, I've never used frozen green beans. I love the combination of flavours you've pulled together. I'm actually going to try a small recipe of this tonight as a pre trial for Christmas dinner.

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  3. Could you adapt this to using canned green beans?

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    1. Barb B, I have not personally tried it so I can't say for sure. Are canned beans are already pretty soft? I wonder if they would get too soft doing it this way. The best way to know is to try and then you can let us know how it turned out. Maybe there are others who would like to know too.

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  4. My daughter grows a garden that always produces tons of green beans and is always looking for new ways to prepare them. I have forwarded this recipe onto her. It is so festive looking. Thanks! Bernice J

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  5. Charlotte, I'm assuming you roast the green beans from a frozen state... not thawed first, right?!
    Looks like a great way to spruce up green beans for Christmas! Thanks for sharing...-Marg N

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    1. Hi Marg, yes I roasted the beans frozen. It worked out well.

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  6. I love the look and taste of adding nuts, cranberries & citrus (maybe even orange)!! I frequently cook frozen green beans on the stove with just a bit of butter or olive oil (no boiling in water). It might be a nice option for this recipe if you oven is already full of other holiday dishes.

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    1. That is a good idea. I also switch up the citrus for a change of pace. Lemon, lime, orange, it all works. I have even added feta cheese at the end.

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  7. What a great idea! I never thought of adding cranberries to green beans and to add feta at the end - brilliant.

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  8. How yummy! I'm wishing all of your a very Merry Christmas! Thanks so much for sharing amazing recipes all year long! Holiday hugs, Diane

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  9. Have you tried making it a day ahead with any success?

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  10. I saw this shared on a cousin's Facebook page and thought it looked so festive. So I decided to try it for our family Christmas dinner. It was a hit! And very easy to do. Thank you.

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  11. Just tried this tonight and it is delicious! Quick to make and I think green beans are my new favourite vegetable! Who would have thought frozen green beans in the oven. Love it!

    Thanks

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