Cashew Green Beans with Orange Zest
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Cashew Green Beans with Orange Zest

Prep Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins


  • Green beans blanched
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 orange zested
  • 1/2 cup cashews chopped
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. butter melted
  • Pomegranate seeds optional


  • Place a large bowl of ice water by the stove. Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Add beans, and boil until tender-crisp, about 5 minutes (they will turn a bright green). (Boil small beans for 2 minutes, medium beans for 3 minutes, and large beans for 4-5 minutes.)
  • Drain the beans; transfer to the ice water to cool. Drain; pat dry.
  • In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil. Add the cashews; cook until toasted, lightly browned. Add the green beans; cook for 2-3 minutes on high.
  • Salt and pepper the green beans; plate and add orange zest (use a zester that allows for longer zest pieces for more orange flavor).
  • Drizzle with melted butter. Add Pomegranate seeds (according to the season).