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!


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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