Green Beans with Lemon and Walnuts

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Karen Shinto
This simple side dish from reader Trisha Kruse, of Eagle, Idaho, is a great way to use a summer staple in a flavorful way.


Serves 8 (serving size: 1/2 cup)

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Recipe Time

Total: 20 Minutes

Nutritional 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


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


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.


Trisha Kruse, Eagle, ID,

September 2012