Lemon Garlic Green Beans with Toasted Pine Nuts - 2Teaspoons

Lemon Garlic Green Beans with Toasted Pine Nuts

Green beans with toasted pine nuts, sautéed garlic, and bright tangy lemon juice
Servings 2 -4
Author 2Teaspoons


  • 1 lb 16 ounces green beans
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 ounce pine nuts
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional: grated cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Toss green beans with olive oil, salt and pepper. Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet and cover with aluminum foil. Bake until tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  3. While the green beans are baking, sauté garlic in a non-stick or slightly greased skillet on low heat until soft and slightly brown, about 3 minutes. Set aside. In the same skillet turn the heat up to medium and toast pine nuts until slightly brown, about 2 minutes. Set aside.
  4. When green beans are done toss with lemon juice, and top with garlic, pinenuts and optional cheese. Serve immediately.