Green Beans with Lemon-Butter Breadcrumbs

green-beans-breadcrumbs Recipe
Leigh Beisch
Spiced breadcrumbs add a crunchy twist to traditional green beans. Remember this one for your next holiday recipe update.


Makes 8 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 8 Minutes

Nutritional 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


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


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.

Diane Morgan,


November 2009
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