These sweet-and-savory green beans are a tasty side dish.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir the honey, orange zest, garlic, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, pepper, and water together in a bowl. Add the green beans and toss to coat. Allow to soak for 20 minutes, mixing every 5 minutes.

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  • Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over low heat; add the green beans to the hot oil and cover the saucepan. Pour the green beans and sauce into the pan and cook, shaking the pan regularly, until the beans are slightly tender, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes to the green beans, replace the cover, and continue cooking until the green beans are cooked though yet slightly crispy, about 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

88 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 19.6g; fat 1.3g; sodium 81.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2010
I used frozen haricort vert instead of fresh it it was very tasty. The only part that didn't work for me was the tomato. It kind of got lost. I think the dish needed a bit of a different texture so next time I'll drop the tomato and add some toasted sliced almonds Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/21/2013
Three stars as is five with the following adjustments: zest of one entire orange subbed the water for orange juice that I squeezed from the orange I zested one more garlic clove no tomato add toasted sesame seeds and toasted slivered almonds. Delicious with these adjustments! Read More
(24)
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
05/20/2013
Three stars as is five with the following adjustments: zest of one entire orange subbed the water for orange juice that I squeezed from the orange I zested one more garlic clove no tomato add toasted sesame seeds and toasted slivered almonds. Delicious with these adjustments! Read More
(24)
Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2010
I used frozen haricort vert instead of fresh it it was very tasty. The only part that didn't work for me was the tomato. It kind of got lost. I think the dish needed a bit of a different texture so next time I'll drop the tomato and add some toasted sliced almonds Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2010
Did not have fresh garlic so I used garlic salt. Everybody loved the recipe. Great way to use up all green beans from the garden Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2010
Great recipe and I didn't even add the orange or the tomato bc I didn't have them. I used a little more evoo but I always double the amt it's so good for you! Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
04/16/2012
Great recipe if you follow the times given. I added some water chestnuts and they took on the taste of the orange zest a very nice addition. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2012
So delicious. Perfect as is. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2016
Tried Craisins as substitute for tomato nice mix with orange zest. My sister in law did same added almonds. Have to be cognizant of nut allergies though... Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/20/2012
Omitted the tomato but this recipe was very good! This is my new go to way to prepare green beans. Thanks! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2014
Lovely. Do not think this would be enough for four servings unless I misunderstand what two cups meant. Used a beautiful heirloom tomato...think it needed something that I couldn't put my finger on that would take these to 5 stars...maybe some sugar. Read More
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