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Steam-Sauted Green Beans with Lemon Zest and Parsley

Steam-Sauted Green Beans with Lemon Zest and Parsley

YIELD: 4 servings

¼ cup slivered almonds or chopped hazelnuts
1 lb. green beans, stem-end trimmed and halved
⅓ cup water
4 tsps. extra-virgin olive oil
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. finely grated lemon peel
2 Tbsps. minced fresh parsley
  1. Heat medium skillet over medium-low heat. When pan is hot, add nuts and toast, stirring frequently, until they are golden brown and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Remove and set aside.

  2. Add green beans, water, oil and salt to pan. Increase heat to medium-high; cover and cook until steam escapes around pan lid. Continue to steam for 5 minutes or until green beans are brightly colored and just tender. Remove lid; continue to cook until water evaporates and green beans start to sauté, 1 to 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat.

  3. Stir in toasted nuts, lemon peel and parsley. Serve immediately.

Recipe and photo by the North American Olive Oil Association

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