Haricots Verts l’Orange

Do you ever wake up and say, “I really feel the need to barbecue green beans”? Yay me neither. If fact I don’t really love green beans but I hate to waste them and I had a giant bag of fresh green beans and a few oranges sitting around. And voila Haricot Verts l’orange was born. Please don’t judge my terrible French or my so not sexy recipe. Hopefully my peeps at Fiesta Friday will enjoy a taste.

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Wash and snap the ends from the green beans. Zest an orange. Combine orange zest, 1 fresh squeezed juice of one orange, 1 garlic glove minced, 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, 2 tablespoons of reduced sodium soy sauce, and a dash of red pepper flakes in a bowl. Toss green beans in the sauce and let sit 15 minutes or so.

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Place beans in a grill basket and grill over low direct heat until lightly charred and crisp tender. Serve with grilled salmon, salad and fresh fruit.

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. I think I will have to try this over the week end. Looks fantastic!

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    1. That’s right you actually like green beans. 🙂

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  2. You would love homegrown green beans, Tracey. ‘Coz I feel the same way about store-bought green beans. Don’t love them. But homegrown, they’re a different animal altogether. I was loving my green beans this past summer. They’re done now, but I wish I had more after seeing this. Never tried grilled green beans before! 🙂

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    1. You’re right, green beans fresh from the backyard are better Angie.

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  3. chefjulianna says:

    Perfect combo! I think that citrus is fantastic on most veggies – it just brings out the flavour of the veg! You’re so right that this would be awesome with salmon! Thanks so much for sharing this with us today at FF! 😀

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    1. Citrus is a great substitute for people watching their salt intact also.

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  4. I like to grill beans as well and I bet the orange really adds some great flavor. Haricots verts – my favorite green bean, slender like a pencil 🙂

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    1. I really liked the caramelizing from grilling JuJu.

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  5. ooh I love this idea, and I love green beans I will have to try this for sure!

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    1. Giraffes like green beans! 🙂
      Thanks Michelle

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  6. Oh wow, I have never grilled beans, but this sounds wonderful, gotta try it next summer! Thank you for sharing Tracey 🙂

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    1. Thanks Naina. Why wait until summer? I bet you can broil these too. I did like the char on them from the BBQ though.

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  7. Hilda says:

    Very creative. Great idea to orange up the beans, and grilled ones at that.

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  8. I haven’t grilled green beans but will have to give that a try. I’ve had them with lemon but not orange. You are opening my horizons girl!

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    1. Glad to hear it Julie. I’m always checking out your site for hostess ideas. Win, win

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