Made this for a large group (triple the recipe). I left out the lemon juice when steaming the green beans. The color was good and the gremolata perfectly seasoned the beans. I'm a green bean fan so I've made several times since and enjoy the leftovers all week. Very fresh taste when made with fresh green beans, but I also made with whole frozen beans and can't tell much difference. Thank you!
Bergy's right...lemon does turn the beans an unattractive color. Even the lemon pepper I used to sub for the lemon juice/rind did.
I had some green beans to use up, so this recipe appealed to me. It turned out quite nice and I might even try it at room temperature or cold for those hot summer days. It has a nice fresh taste that we liked