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Green Beans with Lemon-Butter Breadcrumbs

Leigh Beisch
Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 8 mins
Yield Makes 8 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)
Spiced breadcrumbs add a crunchy twist to traditional green beans. Remember this one for your next holiday recipe update.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt, plus 1/4 teaspoon, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 101
  • fat 6 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • monofat 3 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 3 g
  • carbohydrate 12 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 4 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 255 mg
  • calcium 51 mg

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add panko; stir constantly for 2 minutes or until golden. Remove from heat. Stir in zest and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

  2. Fill a large saucepan 2/3 full of water; bring to a boil. Add remaining 1 tablespoon salt. Add beans; cook 2 minutes. Fill a large bowl 2/3 full of ice water. Transfer beans to ice water to cool; drain.

  3. Add oil to a skillet over medium heat. Add beans; sauté, stirring constantly, 3 minutes or until heated. Add lemon juice and almonds; sauté 1 minute. Season with pepper. Add panko topping; serve.