Lemon Green Bean Side

    55 minutes

    Make the best of fresh green beans with this traditional Spanish side dish that's great for lunch or dinner or as part of a tapas meal.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 2 tablespoons (40ml) olive oil
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1 kg fresh green beans, cut in half (or quarters-depending on your preference)
    • 1 1/2 tins (600g) diced tomatoes, juice reserved
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
    • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 bay leaf
    • salt and pepper, to taste

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat if garlic begins to brown. Add green beans, then continue to cook and stir until bright green but not quite tender, about 4 minutes.
    2. Mix in tomatoes, half the tomato juice, lemon juice and pine nuts, and season with chives, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Reduce heat and simmer gently uncovered for 25 to 30 minutes. Add more tomato juice as required. Remove and discard bay leaf before serving.

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    Simple and delish! I love that all the ingredients are on hand. Definitely will make again.  -  28 Apr 2010


    Very nice recipe, thanks for that.  -  29 Jun 2013


    This was ok, nothing special but nothing bad either. Probably would not make again.  -  23 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)