Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 mins
Despite the fact that they require few ingredients and little effort, these beans always get raves.
Make and share this Green Beans With Lemon and Pine Nuts recipe from Food.com.
- Cook beans in a 4-quart saucepan of boiling salted water until just tender, about 5 minutes.
- Then drain well in a colander.
- Transfer to a bowl and toss with nuts, parsley, zest, oil, and salt and pepper to taste.
I have never, ever liked fresh green beans. Despised them, in fact. For some odd reason, I decided to give this recipe a try and WOW! This recipe is going into heavy rotation at my house. The pine nuts and the lemon zest add such a complex flavor.
Served this at a dinner party and everone seemed to enjoy the beans, but the nuts all sifted to the bottom of the bowl and were difficult to get. I love pine nuts so this was a real disappointment. Anyone else have this issue? We still liked the flavor very much.
I am so used to just steaming veggies and eating them plain that this was a nice treat! I still steamed them, but then added the extras. Sadly, the rabbits got to the parsley in my garden so I added basil instead. And my pine nuts were toasted (adds that extra yum factor when you toast nuts!). I will make this again!