"These tangy fresh green beans with nuts and fresh herbs are great with grilled fish!" — JasBradley
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fresh green beans, trimmed
coarsely chopped walnuts
lemon, zested and juiced
fresh thyme leaves
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
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.
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 :( .
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Lemony Green Beans with Walnuts and Thyme
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 76
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