These tangy fresh green beans with nuts and fresh herbs are great with grilled fish!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and drop in the green beans. Simmer over medium-high heat until beans are just barely cooked and still bright green, about 2 minutes. Drain immediately and rinse under cold water. Drain and set aside.

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  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add drained beans, nuts, lemon zest, lemon juice, and thyme. Continue to cook until most of the juice has evaporated, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and fresh ground pepper. Serve immediately.

Tips

Cook's Note: This recipe has a lot of tangy lemon flavor. If you're concerned about tartness, start with the juice of ½ lemon, adding more to taste.

Nutrition Facts

119.9 calories; 3.6 g protein; 12.2 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 7.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (17)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2007
This has become my new favorite way of eating green beans! I would add less lemon though- Somewhere between a whole and a half would be optimal! This went really well with either scallops or fish. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/12/2007
Turned out very very lemony. Probably should have used just 1/2 a lemon instead of whole. Also felt like the walnut pieces were too chunky... hard to get much walnut with the bean or vice versa:(. Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2007
This has become my new favorite way of eating green beans! I would add less lemon though- Somewhere between a whole and a half would be optimal! This went really well with either scallops or fish. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2007
This has become my new favorite way of eating green beans! I would add less lemon though- Somewhere between a whole and a half would be optimal! This went really well with either scallops or fish. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2008
Like recommended I cut back on the lemon. I used almonds b/c that's what I had on hand. My husband who grew up despising green beans really liked these. He said these were even better than the green beans I make with bacon fat and pieces. Now that's saying something...and since we've wanted to make healthier choices what a bonus! Read More
(13)
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Rating: 2 stars
12/12/2007
Turned out very very lemony. Probably should have used just 1/2 a lemon instead of whole. Also felt like the walnut pieces were too chunky... hard to get much walnut with the bean or vice versa:(. Read More
(13)
Rating: 2 stars
10/25/2007
I was very dissappointed with these beans. There should be a measurement for how much lemon juice/zest as all lemons are different sizes! My dinner guests and I all puckered our lips at the first bite. WAY to lemony. I would have used a third of the lemon juice and maybe added a bit of butter. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
06/09/2007
This was a hit in my house but I suggest you cut back on the lemon juice a bit. It sneaks up on you and gives you quite a jolt! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2007
I had these along side some grilled swordfish and they were fantastic!!! The lemon and the thyme were an excellent combination I wouldn't have thought of in a million years. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/20/2011
As written that's a heck of a lot of lemon and walnuts for a pound of beans! I cut back on both by more than half and enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/23/2009
I found the idea of this recipe interesting but I had a couple issues that had nothing to do with the actual recipe. First off my daughter and I have texture issues with any kind of nuts in with fruit so I substituted walnut oil for the nutty flavor. Second to soften the lemon flavor a bit I used Lemon Myrtle from Australia and seasoned it until it was right for everyone and lastly-I did this over lima beans. No special reason other than we were green beaned out over the holidays. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2009
My husband loved it for me it is a 4 1/2. I halved the recipe used 1/8 cup of bottled lemon and 1/4 tsp. dried thyme. Read More
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