Green Beans With Pecans, Lemon and Parsley

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

For a change of pace, orange peel can replace the lemon. From Bon Appétit.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook beans in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender, about 5 minutes. Drain.
  2. Transfer to bowl of ice water and cool. Drain and pat dry. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.).
  3. Melt butter in large deep skillet over medium heat. Add pecans; sauté until nuts are crisp and butter is lightly browned, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add beans; toss to heat through, about 5 minutes.
  5. Mix in lemon zest; cook 1 minute.
  6. Mix in parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to bowl.
Most Helpful

This is such a special recipe. Easy to prepare, flavour to knock your socks off and very impressive looking. Just be careful not to burn the pecans. :) Thanks Sandi for such a wonderful recipe. Made for the March Herb/Spice of the Month in the Gardening Forum

Diana #2 March 08, 2009

A great way to prepare fresh green beans. The beans were prepared ahead of time and refrigerated until the final prep making them perfect for a dinner party.

PaulaG December 09, 2007