Photo: Con Poulos; Styling: Jeffrey W. Miller
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
20 Mins
Serves 8

Pair this nutty-sweet green bean side dish with creamy mashed potatoes and the protein of your choice for an easy yet impressive weeknight dinner.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat oven to 400°F. Spread pecans on a rimmed baking sheet and bake, tossing once, until toasted, 6 to 8 minutes. Let cool, then roughly chop.

Step 2

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add 2 1/4 tsp. salt. Add green beans and cook until just tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain and run under cold water to cool.

Step 3

In a large bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, mustard, maple syrup, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Add green beans and pecans; toss to combine. Serve at room temperature or cold.

Ratings & Reviews


February 25, 2016
My family wasn't crazy about the maple flavor in the green beans.  Just not something for us.  I served it with ham steaks and sweet potatoes.