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Crunchy Green Beans with Pecans and Cranberries

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Just add green beans (NC) - The rich, crunchy taste of Southern U.S. green beans can enhance the flavour of any dish. Try a quick and easy recipe featuring green beans for a healthy serving of nutrients.


  • 2 lbs Go South! green beans, trimmed 1 kg
  • 1 tbsp butter 15 mL
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 15 mL
  • 1/4 cup Go South! pecans, chopped 50 mL
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 2
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest 2 mL
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper 2 mL
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries 50 mL


In large pot of boiling salted water, cook beans 2 minutes. Immediately transfer beans to large bowl of ice water to stop cooking process. Chill completely before draining.

In large skillet, heat butter and oil over medium-high heat until butter has melted. Add pecans and garlic; cook, stirring, for one minute, until pecans and garlic are toasted and fragrant. Add beans, tossing to coat. Sprinkle with zest, salt, pepper and cranberries. Remove from heat when beans are warmed through.

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Serving Size: Makes 4 - 6 Servings

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