Green Beans with Cranberry, Orange and Ginger Sauce

  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins

To prepare the green beans, steam 2 (12-ounce) packages of green beans in the microwave according to the package directions. Place in a large bowl and toss with 1 teaspoon butter, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.


1/2cup dried cranberries
Finely grated rind of 1 orange, divided
Juice of 1 orange
1tablespoon crystallized ginger
1tablespoon olive oil
1teaspoon spicy brown mustard
1/8teaspoon salt


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender jar or food processor bowl (reserving half the grated orange rind). Blend or process until almost smooth. Pour into a small serving bowl and sprinkling remaining orange rind on top.
  2. Serve in a bowl for dipping green beans or place beans on a platter and drizzle with sauce. (Analysis includes green beans.)

—Recipe by Karry Hosford, Relish Contributing Editor

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 79
  • Fat 2g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 1mg
  • Sodium 201mg
  • Carbohydrate 14g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugars 10g
  • Protein 2g
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