Pinenut Encrusted Green Beans

This wonderful aromatic dish is easy to prepare and a nice change from your family's normal vegetable routine. Perfect for holiday dinners as well.


  • water
  • a large pot with a lid
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 lb. fresh green beans, ends snipped off (perfect project for a wiggly child)
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  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 cup pinenuts, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • black pepper to taste


Bring the water and salt to a boil. Add the beans, cover and let cook at fast simmer for about 5 - 7 minutes until nearly done. Drain and set beans aside.

Return the hot pot to the stove. Melt the butter on medium heat. Add the pine nuts and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring constantly until the butter browns and the pine nuts turn mostly golden or brown.

Remove the pot from the heat. Add the green beans and the 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir to combine. Add the lemon juice and stir to combine. Add the pepper and additional salt if needed.

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 5 Minutes

By Teri M from Omaha, NE


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November 11, 20120 found this helpful

You forgot to remove the beans from the pot after draining. I was following your recipe until I got to the part where you said to add the green beans to the pot with the pine nuts. I hadn't removed them.

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