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Green Beans with Lemon and Pine Nuts

What you need: 

1-1/2 lb fresh or frozen green beans, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
2 tablespoons finely chopped Italian parsley
4 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon minced fresh lemon zest or 1 tablespoon lemon juice
salt, to taste

What you do: 

1. Cook green beans in salted water until just tender, 5 minutes. Drain and transfer to a bowl. (If using frozen, thaw beans in a skillet with 1 teaspoon olive oil until hot, then transfer to a bowl).
2. Add pine nuts, parsley, olive, oil, lemon zest, and salt; toss to combine.
These are very yummy and very easy. I've also used a frozen blend of green and wax beans and carrots and it was also excellent. If I don't have pine nuts lying around, I've used chopped roasted cashews and its just as good.

Preparation Time: 
15 to 20 minutes; Cooking time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 
5 minutes


Outstanding!  This was so yummy and bright snuggled up to my other Thanksgiving goodies.

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