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Green Beans with Hazelnut-Lemon Butter

Oregon is famous for terrific produce (we grow 40 acres of beans on our farm!) and hazelnuts. This recipe combines those two resources for a delectable side dish.—Earlene Ertelt, Woodburn, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, cut
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup toasted chopped hazelnuts
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • In a saucepan, cover beans with water; cover and cook until crisp-tender, about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, brown the butter. Add the hazelnuts, lemon juice, parsley, basil and salt; heat through. Drain beans; add the butter mixture and toss to coat. Serve immediately.
Editor's Note: Almonds may be substituted for the hazelnuts.

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