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Green Beans with Hazelnuts and Lemon

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Adjust Servings:
2 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 lb fresh green beans — washed and trimmed
1 1/2 tsp lemon zest
1/3 cup toasted hazelnuts — chopped

Nutritional information

6.9 g
2.3 g
6.4 g
5 mg
0 mg

Green Beans with Hazelnuts and Lemon

  • Veg
    • 20 mins
    • Serves 8
    • Easy



    Green Beans with Hazelnuts and Lemon use delicious hazelnuts and some lemon zest to create a wonderful flavor that melts in your mouth. It shouldn’t take more than 20 minutes to prepare and is the perfect way to celebrate. The delicacy with its crisp green beans will leave you asking for more! Top the dish with some basil and hazelnuts before you serve for that added jazz.

    What works well with this recipe is how you can make one whole batch on a day and may be heat and serve the next. This is one recipe that works perfectly for all those busy cooks who do not have the time to cook everyday but still want meals that are both nutritious and delicious.

    Health Benefits

    • Green beans are loaded with minerals and nutrients such as vitamin A and C along with calcium, magnesium, and iron. Beans have no saturated fat and have only a few calories.
    • Hazelnuts are rich sources of oleic acid, calcium, and vitamins E and B. Hazelnuts ensure the health of your skin, digestive system, bones, and joints.
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    How to make Green Beans with Hazelnuts and Lemon

    • Cook the beans in salted boiling water until they are tender. This should be 3-8 minutes.
    • Drain and empty the beans into a bowl. Add lemon zest, olive oil, salt, hazelnuts, and pepper.
    • Use finely chopped almonds in place of hazelnuts for variation. Substituting butter for olive oil in this recipe complements both the beans and hazelnuts, bringing out a varied flavor that is both rich and delicious.


    • Did you know that there are more than 130 varieties of green beans? Beans have been cultivated for over 7000 years now.
    • Interestingly, Calvin Keened is credited with developing the first “stringless” bean in 1894. He is called the “father of the string less bean”.


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