Green Beans with Lemon-Cardamom Glaze

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Bergy

I love this bean recipe it looks good and tastes very good! I love beans still quite crisp but if you like them well done it's your call! The touch of cardamom gives a slightly mysterious flavor hint. For a Vegetarian version use vegetable stock

Top Review by Missy Wombat

I used a chicken flavoured vegetable stock by Massel but otherwise kept to the recipe. I didn't know what to expect from this so was pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed the combination of lemon and cardamom. Definitely worth trying!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the stock,lemon juice, lemon zest& ginger in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil and continue boiling until reduced to apprx 1/3 cup (apprx 10 minutes).
  3. Stir in the pepper corns, cardamom& salt, set aside.
  4. Meanwhile steam the beans until tender crisp apprx 7 minutes or you may place them in boiling water for apprs 5 minutes- Do not over cook they should still be crisp and bright green.
  5. Chop the 1/2 lemon quite fine (you have already removed it from the rind and the pith).
  6. Heat the glaze (chicken stock et al) so it is piping hot just as the beans are finished cooking.
  7. Drain the beans, place on heated serving platter.
  8. Pour glaze over the beans& scatter the chopped lemon on top.

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