Green Beans with Toasted Pecans

Steph Wagner MS, RDN

December 18, 2013

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Healthy Holiday Side Dishes: Green Beans with Toasted Pecans

You might see a trend on my recent posting on healthy side dishes….I really like green beans. It’s not that I don’t like anything else, I do. But I just love green beans so much I tend to create several varieties of green bean dishes!

Toasted pecans will provide such a wonderful aroma in the kitchen. It’s not too strong, but just warm and yummy enough to know it’s holiday time. This exact recipe with roasted brussels sprouts instead would also be a delicious and simple side dish.


Green Beans with Toasted Pecans

Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 59kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • .25 cup pecans coarsely chopped
  • 1 pounds green beans stem ends removed
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper ground


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place pecans on a rimmed baking sheet; toast until fragrant, 6 to 7 minutes.
  • Set a steamer basket in a large saucepan. Fill with enough water to come just below basket; bring to a simmer. Place green beans in basket; cover, and steam until crisp-tender, 5 to 7 minutes. (Alternatively you can use a microwave safe steamer bowl with vented lid or buy a frozen steamer bag of green beans.)
  • Transfer green beans to a serving platter; drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper. Serve topped with pecans.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 392mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 526IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Green Beans with Toasted Pecans
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 59 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 392mg17%
Potassium 181mg5%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 526IU11%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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