Israeli Green Beans with Ras el Hanout

The spice is right in this flavorful side

If you're tired of the same old steamed green beans, we've got the perfect dish for you. Jenn Louis shares her recipe for Israeli green beans, fried and tossed with cilantro vinaigrette, cashews, mint and apricots. They're tangy, sour, sweet, salty and herbaceous, making the dish the one vegetable side to rule them all.

We love the tart chewiness of dried apricots, but if you can get your hands on fresh ones, use them. Simply slice them into thin wedges and toss them with the green beans.

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Recipe adapted from Jenn Louis, Ray, Portland, OR

Israeli Green Beans With Ras El Hanout
4.5 from 50 ratings
In this recipe from Jenn Louis's new Israeli restaurant, Ray, green beans are deep-fried before getting tossed with a bright cilantro vinaigrette, cashews and apricots.
Prep Time
20
minutes
Cook Time
5
minutes
Servings
4
servings
Total time: 25 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cilantro, stems and leaves
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • One ½-inch piece ginger, peeled
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 pound haricots verts or green beans, trimmed
  • ⅓ cup mint leaves
  • ¼ cup cashews, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup dried apricots, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon ras el hanout
  • Kosher salt, to taste
Directions
  1. In a blender, purée the cilantro, olive oil, juices, garlic and ginger until smooth. Set aside.
  2. In a medium Dutch oven, heat 2 inches of vegetable oil to 350°. Add the green beans to the Dutch oven and fry until tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Using a metal spider, transfer the beans to a large heatproof bowl.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and the reserved cilantro vinaigrette to the bowl of green beans and toss to coat. Transfer to a platter and serve.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 483
Total Fat 44.4 g
Saturated Fat 4.4 g
Trans Fat 0.2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 21.7 g
Dietary Fiber 5.8 g
Total Sugars 9.7 g
Sodium 453.7 mg
Protein 4.9 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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