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Platter of green beans with toasted almonds on top.

Green Beans Gremolata

Takes simply steamed green beans to a whole new level with a fresh parsley, lemon and garlic gremolata. Toasted almonds on the top are the delicious finishing touch!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 61kcal


  • Microplane Zester
  • Steamer Basket


  • 1 pound green beans trimmed
  • 2 tbsp flat-leaf parsley chopped
  • 1 tbsp almonds sliced, toasted
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Steam the green beans, covered, until crisp tender. About 5-7 minutes.
  • Place the green beans in a bowl and toss with the olive oil, parsley, lemon juice and zest and garlic. Taste and add salt and pepper.
  • Place the green beans on a platter or in a serving bowl and sprinkle with the toasted almonds.



Zest the lemon before juicing! 
Toast the almonds in a dry skillet over medium heat.  Watch them carefully, the go from perfect to burnt in a flash. 


Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 943IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg