Dijon Maple Green Beans


Now that the holidays are over it’s time to get back on track and eat healthy.  These green beans provide a sense of decadence without the guilt, which makes them perfect for those new year’s resolutions.  Enjoy them on the side of some chicken, fish, pork, or even beef, because this dish is a year-round dinner side favorite.


Dijon Maple Green Beans
1 lb green beans, trimmed
1 tbs olive oil
1 shallot, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
salt and pepper
1/4 c pecans, chopped

Add green beans to a large saute pan and add water until just covered.  Bring mixture to a boil over high heat then reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes.  Drain green beans and set aside.  Add olive oil, shallot and garlic to pan over medium heat.  Saute until shallots soften, about 5 minutes.  Meanwhile in a small bowl, whisk the maple syrup, dijon mustard, apple cider and salt and pepper to taste.  Add green beans and dijon maple sauce to shallot mixture.  Continue to saute until green beans have reached desired tenderness.  Garnish with pecans.


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