Lemon Green Beans with Walnuts

Lemon Green Beans with Walnuts

Prep Time: 15 Min
Cook Time: 15 Min
Ready In: 30 Min

Makes 4 servings

Steamed green beans tossed with butter, lemon zest, lemon juice and toasted walnuts. This is excellent with asparagus also. Pecans can be substituted for walnuts.

1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 lb green beans, trimmed & cut into 2 " pieces
2 -1/2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 lemon, juiced and zested
salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375 ° F (190 ° C). Arrange nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet.
    Toast in the preheated oven until lightly browned, (approx. 5 to 10 min.)
  2. Place green beans in a steamer over 1 " of boiling water, and cover.
    Steam for 8 to 10 min, or until tender, but still bright green.
  3. Place cooked beans in a large bowl, and toss with butter, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper.
    Transfer beans to a serving dish, and sprinkle with toasted walnuts. Serve immediately.