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Asparagus, Green Bean, Candied Pistachios

Delicious green vegetable side dish, perfect to lighten up any main course!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, French
Keyword Side Dish, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 150kcal
Cost 8$


  • Baking Sheet
  • Small Saucepan


  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1 bunch green beans
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios
  • 2 tbl olive oil
  • 1 tbl maple syrup
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 375 °F
  • In a small saucepan on medium heat, place maple syrup and shelled pistachios. Simmer nuts for 5 minutes until pistachios are covered in maple syrup.
  • Spoon out nuts onto parchment paper, let cool.
  • Prep your mise! Wash asparagus and green beans. Remove stem of the asparagus (bottom white part) by snapping the asparagus, the white part will naturally break off. 
  • Remove the stem ends of the green beans. Bring a medium pot of salted water to boil. Add beans and cook for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside. 
  • Cut lemon in ½ (widthweise). Slice half the lemon in rounds. Place rounds on a baking sheet. Place asparagus on top of lemon rounds. Drizzle olive oil, the juice of ½ the lemon, salt and pepper and coat asparagus evenly


For an extra layer of crunchy texture, bake asparagus for 5 minutes and broil for the remaining 5 minutes. Those chard bits are seriously delicious!