Lemon-Walnut Green Beans

By: Mi Ae Lipe
Posted on: 06/29/2014

Regular green beans suddenly look—and taste—more sophisticated in this easy dish that includes fresh lemon juice and zest, green onions, and fresh rosemary. A sprinkling of walnuts adds a nutty, pleasing crunch to the finished dish.

Lemon-Walnut Green Beans

Lemon-Walnut Green Beans

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Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American, Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 8 servings


  • 8 cups small green beans
  • cooking spray or vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sliced green onions
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 5 tbsp lemon juice
  • tbsp grated lemon rind


  • Arrange the green beans in a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover and steam 8 to 12 minutes or until crisp-tender. Plunge the beans into cold water to stop the cooking process; drain.
  • Spray a sauté pan with cooking spray or pour in a little vegetable oil to coat the pan. Over medium-high heat, add the green onions and sauté until tender. Add the green beans, walnuts, rosemary, and lemon juice; cook, stirring constantly, until thoroughly heated.
  • Sprinkle with lemon rind.


Courtesy of Fruits and Veggies—More Matters; Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
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Lemon-Walnut Green Beans


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