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Green Beans with Lemon-Butter Breadcrumbs

green-beans-breadcrumbs Leigh Beisch

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt, plus 1/4 teaspoon, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Preparation


1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add panko; stir constantly for 2 minutes or until golden. Remove from heat. Stir in zest and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

2. Fill a large saucepan 2/3 full of water; bring to a boil. Add remaining 1 tablespoon salt. Add beans; cook 2 minutes. Fill a large bowl 2/3 full of ice water. Transfer beans to ice water to cool; drain.

3. Add oil to a skillet over medium heat. Add beans; sauté, stirring constantly, 3 minutes or until heated. Add lemon juice and almonds; sauté 1 minute. Season with pepper. Add panko topping; serve.


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  • Spiced breadcrumbs add a crunchy twist to traditional green beans. Remember this one for your next holiday recipe update.
  • Yield: Makes 8 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 101
Fat per serving: 6g
Saturated fat per serving: 1g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 3g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 1g
Protein per serving: 3g
Carbohydrate per serving: 12g
Fiber per serving: 3g
Cholesterol per serving: 4mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Sodium per serving: 255mg
Calcium per serving: 51mg