Green Beans with Pistachios & Orange

Pistachios are a relatively recent addition to commercial agriculture in New Mexico, where abundant sunshine makes them easy to grow. New Mexican chef and five-time James Beard Award semifinalist Jonathan Perno showcases them in an otherwise straightforward green bean dish. The nuts and roasted beans create a toasty flavor that blends beautifully with the chile-infused turkey and potatoes.

Green Beans with Pistachios & Orange
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 2 pounds green beans, trimmed

  • ¼ cup melted butter or bacon fat

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ½ cup unsalted shelled pistachios, toasted and chopped

  • 2 teaspoons orange zest


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  2. Toss green beans with butter (or bacon fat), salt and pepper on a large rimmed baking sheet. Spread in a single layer. Roast, stirring once halfway, until tender and lightly browned, 30 to 35 minutes. Sprinkle with pistachios and orange zest and toss to combine. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

131 Calories
10g Fat
10g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 131
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 4g 8%
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Vitamin A 983IU 20%
Sodium 299mg 13%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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