Healthy for the Holidays: Citrus Haricot Vertes


Need an alternative to Green Bean Casserole? Citrus Haricot Verts in your answer! The main ingredient is green beans which is a great source of Vitamin A to protect against diseases. The orange zest brightens the flavors  in the dish and helps to protect against cancers, high blood pressure, and has loads of Vitamin C to boost your immune system.


2 big handful of fresh Green Beans, end cut off

1 Yellow Pepper, sliced into strips

1 cup of Spinach

2 Shallots, thinly sliced

1/2 cup of Grape tomatoes

Zest of one full orange

Juice of one full orange

1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar

Olive Oil

Salt and Pepper

1. Blanche Green beans in boiling water for about 2 minutes then set aside.

2. In a large saute pan add about a 1 tablespoon of olive oil, yellow pepper, and shallots. Saute 2-3 minutes to let peppers soften.

3. Add green beans, cherry tomatoes, and spinach to the large saute pan, mix all together. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Saute 2-3 minutes.

4. Add juice of orange and balsamic vinegar to the saute pan, mix well. Let liquid reduce then turn off the heat. Add the orange zest, stir. Serve!

Happy Healthy Holidays!

Tricia and JB


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