Lemon Green Beans with Walnuts Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Lemon Green Beans with Walnuts Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Lemon Green Beans with Walnuts

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"Steamed green beans tossed with butter, lemon zest, lemon juice and toasted walnuts. This is excellent with asparagus also. Pecans can be substituted for walnuts."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Arrange nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast in the preheated oven until lightly browned, approximately 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Place green beans in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water, and cover. Steam for 8 to 10 minutes, or until tender, but still bright green.
  3. Place cooked beans in a large bowl, and toss with butter, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer beans to a serving dish, and sprinkle with toasted walnuts. Serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 08, 2003

Very good flavor, but be careful that you don't use lemons that are too big or it will be a little sour. Don't add the lemon juice until the very end as it turns the beans a little brownish.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 29, 2010

Tried these for Thanksgiving. Favorable reviews all around except use caution with the lemon. I only used 1/2 the lemon and zest for a pound of beans and it was more than enough. Also subbed pecans since that's what we used in the stuffing.

Oct 28, 2006

This is a wonderful side dish, especially with summery fare! One night I swapped the lemon and walnuts for lime and almonds, another night I used lemon with pine nuts! This recipe is a great jumping off point to create your own variations!

Aug 27, 2003

Very easy and delicious recipe. Looks really nice when done. Perfect for everyday or guests.

Apr 11, 2006

Very good. I didn't use as much lemon juice & zest and I drizzled honey over walnuts before roasting. Served with salmon.

Dec 22, 2005

I have used this recipe for many years except I use butter browned slivered almonds and mushrooms. Even kids will eat this with no complaint.

Dec 03, 2003

Before adding Lemon Juice taste it for tartness. The juice absorbs into the bean and can easily become to strong. It may help to increase butter amount, melt and add lemon before tossing together. Definitely like roasted walnuts adds great flavor.

Sep 30, 2003

The lemon juice/zest combo alone does something wonderful to fresh green beans...yum!


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  • Calories
  • 202 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 17.2 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 6.1 g
  • 25%
  • Protein
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 9 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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