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!
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.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add minced garlic and cooked green beans.
Saute on medium heat for about 2 minutes, stirring.
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.