Lemon Green Beans with Walnuts

Lemon Green Beans with Walnuts

83 Reviews 5 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
Karen David
Recipe by  Karen David

“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.”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  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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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 jumping off point to create your own variations!

Esmee Williams

Esmee Williams

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

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 202 cal
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 17.2 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs
  • 13 g
  • 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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