Lemony Green Beans with Walnuts and Thyme Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Lemony Green Beans with Walnuts and Thyme Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Lemony Green Beans with Walnuts and Thyme

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"These tangy fresh green beans with nuts and fresh herbs are great with grilled fish!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and drop in the green beans. Simmer over medium-high heat until beans are just barely cooked and still bright green, about 2 minutes. Drain immediately and rinse under cold water. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add drained beans, nuts, lemon zest, lemon juice, and thyme. Continue to cook until most of the juice has evaporated, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and fresh ground pepper. Serve immediately.
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  • Cook's Note: This recipe has a lot of tangy lemon flavor. If you're concerned about tartness, start with the juice of 1/2 lemon, adding more to taste.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 01, 2007

This has become my new favorite way of eating green beans! I would add less lemon though- Somewhere between a whole and a half would be optimal! This went really well with either scallops or fish.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 12, 2007

Turned out very very lemony. Probably should have used just 1/2 a lemon instead of whole. Also, felt like the walnut pieces were too chunky ... hard to get much walnut with the bean or vice versa :( .

Apr 07, 2008

Like recommended, I cut back on the lemon. I used almonds b/c that's what I had on hand. My husband, who grew up despising green beans, really liked these. He said these were even better than the green beans I make with bacon fat and pieces. Now that's saying something...and since we've wanted to make healthier choices, what a bonus!

Oct 25, 2007

I was very dissappointed with these beans. There should be a measurement for how much lemon juice/zest as all lemons are different sizes! My dinner guests and I all puckered our lips at the first bite. WAY to lemony. I would have used a third of the lemon juice and maybe added a bit of butter.

Jun 09, 2007

This was a hit in my house, but I suggest you cut back on the lemon juice a bit. It sneaks up on you and gives you quite a jolt!

May 21, 2007

I had these along side some grilled swordfish and they were fantastic!!! The lemon and the thyme were an excellent combination I wouldn't have thought of in a million years. Thanks!

Jun 20, 2011

As written, that's a heck of a lot of lemon and walnuts for a pound of beans! I cut back on both by more than half and enjoyed it.

Dec 29, 2009

JasBradley - What a great recipe!!! I prepared your recipe for Chrismas Dinner Party and it was a great hit!! Everyone liked this dish. It was a colorful touch to the rest of our meal. I may have over done the chopped walnuts, but everyone really loved it. I fixed three separate bowls for three tables. The picture was only one of the three bowls of Green Beans. Thanks for sharing this recipe with the ALLRECIPE.COM family.


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  • Calories
  • 120 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 5.7 g
  • 23%
  • Protein
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 105 mg
  • 4%

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

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