Green Beans with Hazelnut-Lemon Butter Recipe

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Oregon is famous for terrific produce (we grow 40 acres of beans on our farm!) and hazelnuts. This recipe combines those two resources for a delectable side dish.—Earlene Ertelt, Woodburn, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, cut
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup toasted chopped hazelnuts
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 223 calories, 20g fat (8g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 417mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 5g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a saucepan, cover beans with water; cover and cook until crisp-tender, about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, brown the butter. Add the hazelnuts, lemon juice, parsley, basil and salt; heat through. Drain beans; add the butter mixture and toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Almonds may be substituted for the hazelnuts.
Originally published as Green Beans with Hazelnut-Lemon Butter in Taste of Home April/May 1994, p65

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