Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Wonderful side dish for dinner party or to impress.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan over high heat, bring 2 inches of water to a boil. Add the green beans and carrot ribbons. Cover the saucepan and cook 5 minutes, or until the veggies are crisp-tender; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in microwave on high power, heat the apricot preserves 30 seconds or until it becomes liquid. Place the green beans and carrots in serving bowl; toss with apricot preserves, salt, and cayenne pepper to coat.
Most Helpful

5 5

Tastes great and so bright and colorful too! We prepared this according to the recipe and everyone loved it, especially the kids--we'll make this one again.

5 5

I made this for my Thanksgiving Dinner and they were a big hit!! I'm told. I never got to try them other then a taste test! I did a few minor changes, but just with how I prepared, not the recipe itself. 1. I cooked the beans for a few minutes before adding the carrots as I wanted the carrots to also retain their crunch. 2. After placing in colander to drain, I used the same pot to heat the preserves, seasoning at that time. I added about a tsp of red wine also, to thin a bit more. 3. I returned the veggies to the pot, tossed to coat and then into the serving dish. My one small taste test was surely not enough, so I will make this again at X-mas time. Thanks sooo much for adding to my lovely dinner.