- Prepare large bowl of ice water.
- Fill large pot halfway with salted water and place over medium heat. Bring to boil, then add green beans. Cook until tender, approximately 3 minutes. Drain, then place in ice water to stop cooking. Once cool, drain again.
- Drizzle olive oil into large sauté pan over medium heat, then add shallots. Cook until translucent, then add green beans, beets, thyme, and orange zest. Toss to combine.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve warm.