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Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Karen Shinto Photo by: Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Karen Shinto

Green Beans with Lemon and Walnuts

This simple side dish from reader Trisha Kruse, of Eagle, Idaho, is a great way to use a summer staple in a flavorful way.

Sunset SEPTEMBER 2012

  • Yield: Serves 8 (serving size: 1/2 cup)
  • Total:20 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 80
  • Calories from fat: 72%
  • Protein: 2.2g
  • Fat: 6.4g
  • Saturated fat: 1.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 5.5g
  • Fiber: 2.1g
  • Sodium: 162mg
  • Cholesterol: 3.9mg
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