Lemon and Garlic Green Beans

Lemon and Garlic Green Beans

This is a very easy, but delicious recipe from Everyday Italian.  Sometimes the simple recipes are the most satisfying!

Brown a handful of pine nuts in a hot skillet.  Remove to a small bowl.  In the same skillet saute 3 or 4 cloves of garlic in a drizzle of olive oil for just a minute.  Add 1 quart of canned green beans, drained, or a pound of fresh green beans.  Canned green beans just need to heat through; cook fresh green beans until tender but crisp.  Zest a lemon into strips.  Add roasted pine nuts.  Season with salt and pepper.  Enjoy!

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12 responses to “Lemon and Garlic Green Beans

  1. Mmmm….I’m like this one too and thinking it will be my green bean dish! I do like simple, quality fresh ingredients – that’s what makes a dish taste amazing. I will leave out the canned beans tho and go all fresh!!

  2. This looks like something that you’d find in a trattoria in Rome somewhere. Fresh ingredients combined simply. It doesn’t get much better than this.

  3. If it hadn’t been such a poor bean season, I’d be doing this with frozen beans from the garden…stupid hurricane…
    I love the pine nuts – great addition!

  4. Yes, I had an au gratin recipe the other day, but with beans, simpler is always better. This looks fantastic.

  5. I just love garlic, so with a green veg and some iron-rich pine nuts thrown in this is definitely a dish for me! AND it’s easy to prepare!

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