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Green Beans with Lemon and Walnuts

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Karen Shinto
Total time 20 mins
Yield Serves 8 (serving size: 1/2 cup)
This simple side dish from reader Trisha Kruse, of Eagle, Idaho, is a great way to use a summer staple in a flavorful way.


  • 1 pound green beans, ends trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts

Nutrition Information

  • calories 80
  • caloriesfromfat 72 %
  • protein 2.2 g
  • fat 6.4 g
  • satfat 1.4 g
  • carbohydrate 5.5 g
  • fiber 2.1 g
  • sodium 162 mg
  • cholesterol 3.9 mg

How to Make It

  1. Fill a medium pot with 1 in. water, insert a steamer basket, and bring to a boil, covered. Put beans in steamer and cover. Steam until bright green and tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain.

  2. Put beans on a serving plate. Drizzle with butter and lemon juice. Sprinkle with zest, salt, and walnuts.