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!
Really nice, light, flavorful way to serve fresh green beans. Use the full amount of parsley for best results.
These were great. I squeezed a little lemon juice on them too. A really good olive oil turns these up a notch as well. We are big veggie eaters, so this fed 4-5 for us.
We enjoyed these beans. Very nice. We thought more lemon should be present which is contrary to some other posters but we like lemon. The pine nuts and parsley were lovely. They both provided texture and the pine nuts, a nutty flavor as well. These fresh beans paired nicely with steak and white rice. Easy to make although we had to cook our beans a bit longer for personal preference because at time allotted they were too crispy for us. Tip: serve in a, smaller than you think, shallow rectangular or oval bowl to keep pine nuts from falling to the bottom. Thanks for posting Annacia. We would definitely make again. Enjoy! ChefDLH
Loved these! Used fresh green beans and everything except the fresh parsley. So wonderful as a side to chicken and rice. I'll definitely make these again....they are quick, easy, and delicious.....also I usually have all the ingredients on hand. Thanks Annacia!
I used canned beans. A bit heavy on the lemon for me. A good change of pace.
Super easy and quick to make. Complemented our dinner of sweet and saucy tacos and rice well. I used half wax beans and half green beans. Fresh parsley from the garden as well. Reviewed for Veg Tag November.
Delicious green beans! Loved the additional flavor and crunch of the pine nuts! This is a definite keeper. Made for Veg N Swap #20.