Green Beans and Lime


Garlic, hazelnuts, and lime combine with green beans in this savory side dish recipe.

Green Beans and Lime
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
6 mins
Total Time:
21 mins


  • 2 pound fresh green beans, trimmed

  • cup fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh rosemary

  • 2 teaspoon finely shredded lime peel

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  • 1 clove garlic, minced (1/2 tsp.)

  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • cup hazelnuts, toasted and chopped*

  • Lime Wedges (optional)


  1. Bring large saucepan of water to boiling. Add 1 tablespoon salt and green beans. Cook beans until crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain and immediately plunge in ice water. Let sit in ice water 3 minutes or until cool. Drain well and set aside.

  2. In small bowl combine parsley, rosemary, lime peel and juice, and garlic. Set aside.

  3. In 12-inch skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add beans. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes or until heated through. Season with 1/2 tsp. each salt and black pepper. Remove from heat. Stir in lime mixture and hazelnuts. Serve with lime wedges. Serves 8.


To toast hazelnuts, spread in single layer on baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring once or twice, until lightly browned. Remove papery skins from hazelnuts by rubbing nuts with clean towel.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

103 Calories
7g Fat
10g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 103
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 299mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 19.5mg 98%
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 275mg 6%
Folate, total 40.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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