Green Beans with Lemon and Pine Nuts

Another Thanksgiving hit- very simple and fast to prepare, can be done while the turkey is resting.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time4 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Thanksgiving
Servings: 6 people


  • 4 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp finely grated fresh lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts (toasted)
  • 1 1/2 lb green beans (trimmed and cut diagonally into 1/2-inch pieces)


  • Cook beans in a 4-quart saucepan of boiling salted water until just tender, about 5 minutes, then drain well in a colander.
  • Transfer to a bowl and toss with nuts, parsley, zest, oil, and salt and pepper to taste.


Green beans can be cut 6 hours ahead and chilled, wrapped in dampened paper towels in a sealed plastic bag.