Green Beans with Pine Nuts

Green Beans with Pine Nuts

Green Beans with Pine Nuts is an easy and healthy recipe that will make a great side dish for any main dish! This simple combination will pair well with beef, veal, pork, lamb, duck, or chicken. It's also a fantastic side dish for salmon, trout, scallops, and shrimp. Green beans are one of the best sides for a family weeknight dinner!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 230 kcal
Author Julia


  • 1 pound green beans fresh, rinsed, ends trimmed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts lightly toasted
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper coarsely ground


  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil, add green beans and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes. Drain the beans.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add minced garlic and cooked green beans.

  3. Saute on medium heat for about 2 minutes, stirring.

  4. Remove from heat. Add freshly squeezed lemon juice and stir.  Add grated Parmesan cheese and stir. Top with lightly toasted pine nuts. Season with more salt, if needed. Season with coarsely ground black pepper.

Nutrition Facts
Green Beans with Pine Nuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 354mg15%
Potassium 336mg10%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 880IU18%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 198mg20%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.