Holiday Green Beans


This red and green dish is especially nice at Christmas. The ingredients sound a little odd, but the peanuts and soy give it a bit of an Oriental taste. I have always received compliments on this.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
12 hrs
Total Time:
12 hrs 20 mins
6 servings


  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce

  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • 2 pounds fresh green beans

  • 1 (4 ounce) jar diced pimento peppers, drained

  • ¾ cup chopped salted peanuts


  1. In a small saucepan over low heat melt butter with lemon juice and soy sauce. Stir in garlic and cook for about 10 minutes. Refrigerate overnight.

  2. Place green beans in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water, and cover. Cook until tender but still crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain.

  3. Heat butter mixture and pour over beans. Stir in pimentos and peanuts. Toss and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

297 Calories
25g Fat
18g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 297
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 31%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 366mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 55mg 274%
Calcium 84mg 6%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 501mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.