North Bay Produce

French Green Beans w/ Lemon and Pinenuts


  • 12 oz French beans (trimmed)
  • 2 TBLS ghee
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (shredded fine) zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 TBLS pine nuts (toasted) salt and pepper to taste

Serves 6
Prep Time 10 min
Total Time 20 min

Sharon's Hint

When in season, Meyer lemons can add a sweeter flavor and elegant aroma to this pretty side dish.


In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add beans and blanch for about 2 minutes, drain. Place in ice water bath to cool. Remove from water once cooled. In a saute pan, add ghee and garlic cooking on medium heat for 2 min, stirring to soften garlic and infuse butter. Add green beans and cook until tender crisp; about 4-5 minutes. Add lemon juice to pan and mix with beans. Place beans on serving dish, top with cheese, lemon zest and pinenuts.


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Traverse City, MI   49685-0549

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1868 McRae Hill Road
Traverse City, Michigan 49685