These easy Make-Ahead Orange Ginger Green Beans are so delicious! Serve them for a holiday side dish or use this recipe for meal prep.
1 tablespoon plus 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1 1/4 pounds green beans, stem ends trimmed
1 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest
2 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice
2 teaspoons honey
1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 large shallot, minced
1 teaspoons finely grated ginger root
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
- Place a large pot of water over high heat and bring to a boil. Add 1 tablespoon salt.
- Meanwhile, stir together orange zest, orange juice and honey in a small bowl. Prepare an ice bath by filling a large bowl with a generous amount of ice and cold water.
- Boil the green beans, stirring occasionally, until crisp tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain the beans and transfer to the ice bath. When they are cool, drain again.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring until just softened and starting to brown slightly, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in ginger, and cook, stirring until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the green beans and zest mixture, and cook, tossing to combine until the beans are heated through, 3 to 5 minutes. Season with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.
To Make this ahead prepare through step 3 up to two days in advance. Refrigerate the glaze and green beans separately.
To make this recipe vegan, substitute sugar or agave syrup for the honey.
- Serving Size: 3/4 cup
- Calories: 81
- Sugar: 5 g
- Fat: .6
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 18 g
- Fiber: 6 g
- Protein: 4 g