Green Beans with Lemons and Walnuts Recipe

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Green Beans with Lemons and Walnuts Recipe
Green Beans with Lemons and Walnuts
Better Homes and Gardens

Green Beans with Lemons and Walnuts

Cooking the green beans in boiling water keeps them crisp and tasty. If the green beans you're using are super fresh, then you might want to cook them for less time. 

Deliver Ingredients


  • 12 ounces fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


In a medium saucepan cook beans, covered, in a small amount of boiling salted water for 5-10 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Add walnuts and ginger; cook for 2-3 minutes or until nuts are toasted. Remove from heat; stir in lemon peel and lemon juice. Stir nut mixture into cooked beans.

Green Bean Shopping Tip

Legumes are high in a number of nutrients, especially protein and fiber – filling you up with relatively few calories.

Green Bean Cooking Tip

Beans are done when they can be easily mashed with a fork – make sure to test a few in case they have not cooked evenly.