Crisp-tender green beans with a sweet and salty seasoning and crunchy walnuts to top them off. Green Beans with Toasted Walnuts is the perfect side dish.

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Green Beans with Toasted Walnuts | Tara Rochford Nutrition #healthysidedish #sidedishrecipep

Lately, I’ve been cooking from a lot of the cook books and magazines I’ve collected over the years. Cooking from (and reading) cook books is so comforting and inspiring to me, and this recipe was inspired by a green bean recipe I found in either a Joanna Gaines magazine or cook book (I love both!).

It’s filled with sweet and salty flavors, crunchy texture, and adds a vibrant green color to any plate. We’ve enjoyed these green beans with Chicken Parmesan Meatballs for Two, Pumpkin and Roasted Vegetable Lasagna, and simple roasted fish. They taste great no matter what!

I hope you and enjoy and give them a try yourself.

Green Beans with Toasted Walnuts | Tara Rochford Nutrition #healthysidedish #sidedishrecipep

Green Beans with Toasted Walnuts Tips

  • I find it best to get all of the ingredients out and measured when making this recipe. This allows for perfect timing!
  • Start making the seasoning/sauce once the green beans are boiling.
  • You can sub any nut you love for the walnuts.
  • Don’t skip the step where you toast the nuts, it really brings out their natural yummy flavor.
  • You can purchase green beans that are already washed and trimmed, which helps save a bit of time.
  • Make sure to use real maple syrup rather than pancake syrup for this recipe.

Green Beans with Toasted Walnuts Nutrition

  • Green beans are a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and many other vitamins and minerals making them nutrient rich.
  • Green beans are considered low FODMAP in a serving of 75g or about 15 green beans according to the Monash University App. 
  • This recipe is gluten free and can easily be dairy free if a vegan butter is used. You can also use a lactose-free butter in this recipe.
  • They contain a good amount of fiber (about 4 g of fiber per cup of cooked and boiled green beans). Fiber is necessary for digestive health, and may also help reduce LDL cholesterol levels.

Green Beans with Toasted Walnuts | Tara Rochford Nutrition #healthysidedish #sidedishrecipep

Green Beans with Toasted Walnuts | Tara Rochford Nutrition #healthysidedish #sidedishrecipep

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Green Beans with Toasted Walnuts | Tara Rochford Nutrition #healthysidedish #sidedishrecipep

Green Beans with Toasted Walnuts


  • Author: Tara Deal Rochford
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 5-6 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Crisp-tender green beans with a sweet and salty seasoning and crunchy walnuts to top them off. Green Beans with Toasted Walnuts is the perfect side dish.


Ingredients

Scale

1 cup roughly chopped walnuts

1 ½ lbs green beans, rinsed and ends removed

1 tablespoon butter (lactose free for low FODMAP)

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons dried chives

¼ cup real maple syrup

3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon black pepper


Instructions

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the walnut pieces to the hot dry pan and stir occasionally until toasted and fragrant. About 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a rolling boil. Add the green beans and cook for about 6 minutes, or until crisp-tender. Drain and set aside.

In the same skillet you toasted the walnuts in, heat the butter and olive oil until the butter melts. Add the chives and saute for about 30 seconds. Whisk in the maple and apple cider vinegar. Add the green beans and toss until coated. 

Add the toasted walnuts and salt and pepper to taste. Remove from the heat, transfer to a serving platter and serve hot.

Notes

This recipe has not been tested for FODMAP content, but all ingredients are used in low FODMAP amounts according to the Monash University App.

  • Category: side dish
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: american

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
  • Calories: 232.5
  • Sugar: 11.7 g
  • Sodium: 205.2 mg
  • Fat: 17.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.6 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 4.8 g

Keywords: green beans, side dish, vegetable side, dish, healthy side dish, thanksgiving, christmas

Green Beans with Toasted Walnuts | Tara Rochford Nutrition #healthysidedish #sidedishrecipep

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