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Stacy's Basil-Lemon Green Beans

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"A fresh and easy way to make flavorful fresh green beans. Goes great with poultry, beef, pork or fish. The citrus kick brightens up your veggies!"
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20 m servings 152
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add green beans and toss to evenly coat with olive oil. Cook, stirring occasionally for even cooking, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add walnuts, white balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper; mix to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally so walnuts don't burn, until beans are soft but maintain some crunch, 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and sprinkle with lemon juice and red pepper flakes.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • If you do not have a basil-infused olive oil, use 1 teaspoon dried basil or 2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil.
  • If you are using a fresh lemon, grate and add 1 to 2 teaspoons zest for extra flavor.
  • You can also substitute almonds for the walnuts.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 152 calories; 11.9 11.2 3.3 0 300 Full nutrition

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very good. I'd make them again

I wasn't impressed with this recipe when I served it; however, the next day, when cold, the beans tasted better. I did swap out sliced almonds for the walnuts which may have made a big differe...