Loved the simplicity of this. I'm sure that the results would have been much better with fresh beans but it still greatly improved the frozen ones that I used. I did steam then a bit longer because I started with the frozen and also DH wants his veggies past the "Al Dente" stage (but I refuse to turn them in to the mush he would really like!). I'm a real fan of the lemon/salt combo and that's all I ever use as salad dressing so this had to be a winner. It will be a great side for almost anything!
I made this with our New Year's Day dinner and it was a great side dish. I usually make green beans with almonds, but the pine nuts were a nice change! A great, good-for-you dish. Thanks for sharing!
Delicious, quick and easy. The beans were washed, microwaved until crisp tender then drained. The beans were then tossed with the remaining ingredients. I really like that they are so full of flavor without any added fat. Something I will make again.
Really good flavors. I think next time I will coat the beans in a little olive oil first so the lemon sticks better.
Delicious! I love the added crunch and taste enhancement that the pine nuts added to the dish.
Made for Veg 'N Swap tag 2010.
Easy, delicious, elegant, and healthy! What more could you want?
I loved this...I did cheat and add some garlic! Also I misted it with "Can't Believe It's Not Butter" spray when serving. I loved the lemon and pine nuts combo with the green beans. Thanks for posting. I made this for Everyday is a Holiday tag game.
Excellent side dish! High marks from my family. I did 'cheat' and add a little bit of butter. :) I toasted my pine nuts in a dry saute pan on the stovetop. Since I didn't have a steamer, I just boiled the green beans for about 4 minutes. I will definitely be making these again. Wonderful enough for company!
Okay, so I cheated and used a can of good quality French cut green beans rather than steaming. I liked how amazingly easy this was to put together and how it made a run of the mill veg a bit classier. The only thing I would do differently for my own tastebuds next time is used a bit less lemon but that really is just down to personal taste. Made of PAC Fall 2008.
Very easy & great way to dress up the ol' bean! Only change I made was to use lemon pepper instead of the usual S&P! Thanks for a great recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed for a teammate in my vegan group in the Vegetarian/Vegan Recipe Swap]