Green Bean Orange Pico


We’re grilling up some green beans this time to make some wicked awesome pico.

We love making salsa with unconventional veggies because they’re so dang versatile. Yes, yes, you can always eat salsa with chips. There’s always that. And it’s such a great way to be creative and get different veggies in there. Sky’s the limit!


to grill the green beans
  • 2 C (250 grams) string beans
  • 1 T oil
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • cooking spray
for the Pico
  • ½ small red onion, diced
  • about 10 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • ¼ C cilantro, minced
  • juice from 1 small orange
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • 1/2 t cumin
  • 1 t dry toasted black and white sesame seeds
for garnish
  • orange slices
  • sprig of cilantro


to grill the green beans

  1. Toss green beans in a large mixing bowl with a splash of oil and pinch of each salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat a grill skillet over medium heat. When skillet is hot, coat with a light mist of cooking spray and add green beans evenly across.
  3. Once grill marks appear after a few minutes, turn green beans to grill other side, and keep them moving to prevent burning. Remove from heat and allow to cool. This is a killer simple side dish as is.

to make the Pico

  1. Slice green beans into small pieces.
  2. Add green beans and all other pico ingredients to a medium mixing bowl and toss until well combined.
  3. Garnish with a slice of orange and sprig of cilantro.


Try putting this on toast or an everything bagel, spread a thick layer of hummus over it, and top with this Green Bean Pico for breakfast. Now we’re talking! Add it into a wrap with some tempeh for a quick and flavorful lunch. Roll it in nori with rice for an easy sushi burrito.

Green Beans

Pico everything!… the gift that keeps giving.

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