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
- Preheat oven to 375 Â° F (190 Â° C). Arrange nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet.
Toast in the preheated oven until lightly browned, (approx. 5 to 10 min.)
- 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.
- 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.