Cranberry & Walnut Green Beans

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"These are the simplest beans, but just so good. And, these are perfect for the holidays as well as entertaining."

Original is 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (131.5 g)
  • Calories 104.5
  • Total Fat - 6.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 0.3 mg
  • Sodium - 22.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 10.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4 g
  • Sugars - 4.2 g
  • Protein - 3.2 g
  • Calcium - 52.3 mg
  • Iron - 1.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 16.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Walnuts ... Add the walnuts to a dry saute pan and bring to medium high heat. Cook just a couple of minutes until you can smell the nuts. Toasting just bring out their natural oils and, they taste better. Once they cool, lightly chop.

Step 2

Beans ... Add the beans to a large saute pan and fill with 1" or so of water, just so the beans are almost covered. I prefer to use a pan vs a pot - the beans cook quicker and more even. Simmer on medium heat until the beans are tender.

Step 3

Finish ... Drain the beans and stir in the orange juice, butter, cranberries, and walnuts. Toss lightly.

Step 4

Serve ... Simply ENJOY!


No special items needed.

3 Reviews


mmm delicious side made to go with our Thanksgiving turkey dinner, we loved it, but i had to use almonds instead of the walnuts, will try walnuts next time, loved the oranger flavour, very refreshing.


review by:
(8 Oct 2012)


I think that green beans are my favorite vegetable - I love them cooked any way and this recipe is really good. Amazing what a tablespoon of orange juice, a bit of butter, some cranberries and walnuts can do to just perk the beans up a notch. Excellent recipe Thanks KC 16 August 15 Made again and enjoyed just as much - They look great and taste even better.


review by:
(27 Jun 2012)


I planned to make this thinking I had both green beans and an orange. However I had to sub yellow beans and juiced a big mandarin orange - no matter, this was scrumptious. The toasted walnuts and cranberries added such nice flavor.


review by:
(27 Nov 2011)

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