Green Beans with Orange and Almond Gremolata

a healthy holiday side dish
A healthy holiday side dish
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2 lbs Green beans
1 tbsp Salt
2 tbsp Olive oil
1 clove Garlic finely chopped
1 tsp Rosemary fresh, chopped
½ cup Almonds roasted, roughly chopped
1 tsp Orange zest
½ cup Parsley flat-leaf, chopped

Nutritional information

saturated fat

Green Beans with Orange and Almond Gremolata


These Green Beans with Orange and Almond Gremolata have a citrusy and nutty flavor that makes them perfect for pairing with any holiday main course. Nothing gets easier than cooking a batch of green beans for a quick yet delicious side dish. The main trick to perfect green beans is to heavily salt the cooking water and having a bowl of ice water at hand. The end result is crispy and tender green beans with delicious sweetness.

To whip up this healthy side dish, you will need just about 15 minutes. Start by bringing a large pot of salted water to a boil. Blanch the green beans in batches to avoid overcrowding the pot for 3-4 minutes before immersing in ice water. Next, cook garlic and rosemary. Remove from heat after 2 minutes and toss with roasted almonds, orange zest, and parsley. Serve orange and almond gremolata over green beans, and enjoy!

To make the Green Beans with Orange and Almond Gremolata, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Green Beans with Orange and Almond Gremolata


Boil water


Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 1 tablespoon of salt to boiling water.


Prepare bowl of ice water


Place a large bowl of ice water near the stovetop.


Cook green beans


In batches, cook 2 pounds of green beans until just tender, 3 to 4 minutes.


Transfer beans to ice water


Immediately transfer the green beans to the ice water to cool, then drain and set aside.


Cook garlic and rosemary


In a small skillet over medium heat, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and add 1 finely chopped clove garlic and 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary. Cook until the garlic sizzles around the edges and starts to turn golden, about 2 minutes.


Toss with almonds, orange zest, and parsley


Remove from heat and toss with ½ cup roasted almonds, 1 teaspoon orange zest, and ½ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley.



Serve orange and almond gremolata over green beans alongside your favorite main dish.

Pair these Green Beans with Orange and Almond Gremolata with any holiday main course, and get ready to enjoy the perfect texture and flavor! Don’t forget to tag #cookmerecipes if you decide to try this side dish, and please come back to leave us a comment below!

Nina dreams of gender equality and for women all over the world to feel empowered and enjoy the same freedom she has. She’s a careful consumer, believing that by being more conscious about the way we live we can make the world a better place! Already a vegetarian, she uses animal products sparingly and tries to produce as little waste as possible. Most of her recipes are vegan as a result!

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Delicious and quick side dish! Thanks for sharing!

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