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Green Beans Gremolata

Course Side Dish, Vegetables
Cuisine Italian
Keyword gluten free, green beans, vegetables, vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories 131 kcal


  • 1 lb French string beans 1 pound end trimmed French string beans
  • 2 tsps garlic 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 3 tbsps flat-leaf parsley 3 tablespoons minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 3 tbsps parmesan cheese 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsps pine nuts 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
  • 2.5 tbsp olive oil 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tbsps lemon juice 2 tablespoons lemon juice
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  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the green beans and blanch them for 2 to 3 minutes, until tender but still crisp. Drain the beans in a colander and immediately put them into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking and preserve their bright green color.

  2. For the gremolata, toss the garlic, lemon zest, parsley, parmesan, and pine nuts in a small bowl and set aside.

  3. When ready to serve, heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Drain the beans and pat them dry. Add the beans to the pan and sauté, turning frequently, for 2 minutes, until coated with olive oil and heated through.

  4. Remove from the heat, add the gremolata and toss well.

  5. Sprinkle with lemon juice and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Green Beans Gremolata
Amount Per Serving
Calories 131 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 62mg 3%
Potassium 46mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 5.6%
Vitamin C 11.3%
Calcium 5.1%
Iron 2.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.