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Roasted Green Beans with Lemon & Walnuts

I first tasted roasted green beans in a Chinese restaurant and fell in love with the texture and flavor. This is my Americanized version and it's always a big hit at our holiday table. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 6 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted


  • Preheat oven to 425°. In a large bowl, combine green beans, shallots and garlic; drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Transfer to two 15x10x1-in. baking pans coated with cooking spray.
  • Roast 15-20 minutes or until tender and lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven; stir in 1 teaspoon lemon zest. Sprinkle with walnuts and remaining lemon zest.
Editor's Note
To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 119 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 229mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 fat.

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  • gremaux
    May 21, 2020

    EXCELLENT - Great as is, but is fine without the walnuts as well.

  • MarineMom_texas
    Apr 12, 2019

    Delicious green beans but just a little too much lemon. Next time I will either omit or cut back on the lemon zest. However, we cleaned our plates. Super easy and delicious! Volunteer Field Editor

  • helenaviolet
    Mar 28, 2016

    Delicious green beans! However the shallots were burning about 5 minutes in, so next time I'll wait 5 minutes until the green beans are done to add the shallots.