Lemon Green Beans with Walnuts

Lemon Green Beans with Walnuts


"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."


30 m servings 202 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 202 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 17.2 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 13g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 9 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Arrange nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast in the preheated oven until lightly browned, approximately 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Place green beans in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water, and cover. Steam for 8 to 10 minutes, 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.
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  1. 110 Ratings


Very good flavor, but be careful that you don't use lemons that are too big or it will be a little sour. Don't add the lemon juice until the very end as it turns the beans a little brownish.

This is a wonderful side dish, especially with summery fare! One night I swapped the lemon and walnuts for lime and almonds, another night I used lemon with pine nuts! This recipe is a great ju...

Very easy and delicious recipe. Looks really nice when done. Perfect for everyday or guests.

Very good. I didn't use as much lemon juice & zest and I drizzled honey over walnuts before roasting. Served with salmon.

I have used this recipe for many years except I use butter browned slivered almonds and mushrooms. Even kids will eat this with no complaint.

Before adding Lemon Juice taste it for tartness. The juice absorbs into the bean and can easily become to strong. It may help to increase butter amount, melt and add lemon before tossing toget...

The lemon juice/zest combo alone does something wonderful to fresh green beans...yum!

Tried these for Thanksgiving. Favorable reviews all around except use caution with the lemon. I only used 1/2 the lemon and zest for a pound of beans and it was more than enough. Also subbed ...

Easy, with uncomplicated ingredients. I will make again when craving a slightly different twist, yet I prefer the garlicy/almond combo better.