Green beans with Pecan Honey Mustard Dressing is a fantastic side dish with simple preparation and big flavor. It is a great addition to your holiday gathering plan for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter or any dinner get-together with you family and friends.
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Hello my friends. Today we are giving flavor to steamed green beans with the delicious Pecan Honey Mustard Dressing. The green beans are steamed to perfection being tender inside and crisp and crunchy on the outside. For a nuttier flavor, I also added chopped roasted pecans on top and a bit of acidity with quick pickled shallots. This traditional Thanksgiving side dish is upgraded with this flavorful Pecan Honey Mustard Dressing.
This Pecan Honey Mustard Dressing is very versatile and can be used as a dressing for steamed or grilled vegetables, and a a salad dressing, a marinate, or a glaze. The perfect dressing for salmon, chicken, turkey or pork.
For this recipe, I use Pecan Honey Mustard, which you can buy in our online store. It has a wonderful rich pecan flavor combined with a sweet and tangy honey mustard. I know, anything with honey mustard will be absolutely delicious, even by itself. But this one is over the top special. The original green beans recipe I was going to use asked for plain honey mustard. But we already had a jar of Pecan Honey Mustard in the fridge because we love dipping pretzels in this mustard for a tasty snack. Both gluten-free and fat-free, this mustard is the perfect complement for cheeses, like an incredible baked brie. You can also use it to glaze meats and vegetables, as a sauce for pork tenderloin or roast turkey, and drizzle it on squash, carrots, sweet potatoes, and other vegetables.
Last week, I released another Thanksgiving side dish and everyone is loving all the delicious flavors in the Shiitake Cremini White Mushroom Stuffing Recipe. So, check it out!! And of course if you are looking for a main course for your special holiday dinner, check out either Roasted Turkey Breast with Chili-Herbs Brown Butter | Thanksgiving Dinner for Two or Roast Leg of Lamb with Herbs, Honey & Mustard.
For this post, I forgot to photograph the Pecan Honey Mustard Dressing by itself. But that’s okay. You wouldn’t eat it by itself anyway. It always looks good on green beans right? Have a lovely Thanksgiving week!
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Green Beans with Pecan Honey Mustard Dressing
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 8 serving 1x
Pecan Honey Mustard Dressing is very versatile and can be used as a marinade, salad dressing, or glaze for grilled veggies. This recipe is straightforward, quick to prepare, and you only need three ingredients. This time we will be using this dressing in a traditional Thanksgiving dinner side dish of steamed green beans, and topping with chopped pecans and quick pickled shallots. These green beans have been steamed for 6 or 8 minutes for a perfect tender texture with still a bit of crispy and crunchy.
- ½ cup pecans
- 1 ½ pounds green beans, trimmed
- ¼ cup olive oil. I used Eleon Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 3 teaspoons Pecan Honey Mustard
- 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
- kosher salt and black pepper
- Heat oven to 375° F.
- Spread the pecans on a rimmed baking sheet and toast in oven, tossing once, until fragrant - about 6 to 8 minutes. Let cool, then roughly chop.
- Fill a large saucepan with 1 inch of water and fit with a steamer basket. Steam the green beans until tender - about 6 to 8 minutes. Let cool.
- Whisk together the oil, Pecan Honey Mustard and season with ½ teaspoon each of salt and pepper.
- Toss the beans with the dressing and sprinkle on the toasted pecans.
- Refrigerate for up to 8 hours.
- Just before serving, toss with the vinegar.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Side dishes, dinner, lunch, holidays
- Cuisine: American
So do you serve this after refrigerating and at room temperature?
So so sorry for the late reply Carol. Catching up on a number of comments. Yes, you can refrigerate the dressing and serve again after it comes to room temperature - or at least thaws out for 10-15 minutes.
This is one of our favorites for salad or even chicken! So good.
YES Katie, it's a great dressing for salads and chicken too. Enjoy!
Love how easy and flavorful this is! I'll be making this again and again!
So glad to hear you will be making this dressing again and again, and yes, it is very easy to make.
This is the PERFECT side dish! Love the flavor combination, thank you so much for sharing!
You are very welcome Pina. Glad you agree it's the perfect side dish.
I love honey and mustard together! Looks and sounds so delicious!
So do we Natalie. We have several honey mustards available in our online pantry. Check them out.
This recipe is just WOW! I love this flavorful dressing! It sounds that it pairs with beans perfectly. Thanks for sharing.
You are very welcome Irina. Yes, it does. Thank you for noticing.
These Green Beans look so delicious! This would be perfect for the Holidays as a side dish! And that Honey Mustard Dressing---OMG!
Glad you like the Honey Mustard Dressing Shanika. It's the best on these green beans. Happy Holidays!
Agness of Run Agness Run
I love the flavor of green beans but I must admit that I don't know any recipe to prepare them. Your recipe seems so palatable and worth trying, Carlos! Excellent combination of ingredients for the dressing. ;)
Thank you so much, Agness! This recipe is a winner, and you will love all the flavors.
What a delicious way to jazz up a side dish. I bet this will be popular over thanksgiving.
Hello Dannii, We hope a lot of people get to try this recipe over the holidays because they will love the flavors of this dressing.
I haven't tried green beans with this sort of dressing before but it certainly sounds delicious!
Hi Hannah, You definitely should try because it elevates the flavor to another level. Thank you,
I think nuts work so well with green beans and this dressing on the beans sounds so tasty! I'd love to try it.
Hi Corina, I also think nuts works pretty well with green beans. Please try and let us know. I think it will be your favorite dressing.
Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
I would never have thought to put that dressing on green beans but my mouth is watering at the prospect. Will definitely have to give it a try very soon!
Hi Bintu- the dressing is fantastic on green beans but this dressing is so versatile can be used in so many different dishes.
debi at Life Currents
My mom will love this; she's a huge fan of honey mustard dressing. This will be great on the holiday table.
Hi Debi, Honey Mustard dressing is one of our top favorite dressing too. This dressing is excellent during the holidays but also anytime during the year.