The most delicious Green Beans with Hazelnuts and Lemon Zest -an easy, tasty, vegan, gluten-free side dish that can be made in 15 minutes flat!

Green Beans with Hazelnuts and Lemon Zest -an easy, delicious, vegan, gluten-free side dish that can be made in 15 minutes flat! | www.feastingathome.com #greenbeans #vegansides #greenbeanrecipes #vegansidedishes

This recipe for Green Beans with Hazelnuts and Lemon Zest (and optional truffle oil)  is hands-down my favorite way to prepare green beans, not only for their amazingly delicious flavor but because they are quick and easy.  We’ve made this so many times in our catering business with rave reviews.

The best part? They can be made in 15 minutes flat. And on Thanksgiving, when basically everything is competing for oven space, these are made on the stovetop, in a sauté pan, just before dinner is served so they are perfectly vibrant, crisp and green.

Truffled Green beans with Hazelnuts, Shallots and Lemon Zest - a quick, delicious and elegant side dish, perfect for the holidays. | www.feastingathome.com

Quickly saute shallots in a little butter or olive oil. You can easily keep this vegan with olive oil but butter does add good flavor here, browning up and adding a sweet, nutty flavor.

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Add green beans and stock, steam for 7-8 minutes.

Truffled Green beans with Hazelnuts, Shallots and Lemon Zest - a quick, delicious and elegant side dish, perfect for the holidays. | www.feastingathome.com

Season with salt, pepper, and lemon zest, and toss.

Green Beans with Hazelnuts and Lemon Zest -an easy, delicious, vegan, gluten-free side dish that can be made in 15 minutes flat! | www.feastingathome.com #greenbeans #vegansides #greenbeanrecipes #vegansidedishes

Add toasted hazelnuts.  Green Beans with Hazelnuts and Lemon Zest -an easy, delicious, vegan, gluten-free side dish that can be made in 15 minutes flat! | www.feastingathome.com #greenbeans #vegansides #greenbeanrecipes #vegansidedishes

Elevate the dish with a drizzle of truffle oil right before serving.

Green Beans with Hazelnuts and Lemon Zest -an easy, delicious, vegan, gluten-free side dish that can be made in 15 minutes flat! | www.feastingathome.com #greenbeans #vegansides #greenbeanrecipes #vegansidedishes

Inhale the beautiful aroma . . . . toasty, lemony and bright.

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I hope you enjoy the recipe for Green Beans with Hazelnuts and lemon as much as we do. One of my favorite ways to make green beans!

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Green Beans with Hazelnuts and Lemon Zest -an easy, delicious, vegan, gluten-free side dish that can be made in 15 minutes flat! | www.feastingathome.com #greenbeans #vegansides #greenbeanrecipes #vegansidedishes

Green Beans with Hazelnuts and Lemon!

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: side, vegan, side dish
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Northwest

Description

Green Beans with Hazelnuts and Lemon Zest -an easy, delicious, vegan, gluten-free side dish that can be made in 15 minutes flat!


Ingredients

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  • 2 shallots, sliced into thin rings
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil  ( or sub part butter)
  • 1 pound green beans
  • 1 cup broth or stock
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • cracked pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup toasted crushed hazelnuts
  • zest of one lemon
  • 12 teaspoons truffle oil (optional but amazing)

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a 10-12 inch saute pan over medium heat. Add sliced shallots and saute 4-5 minutes, until golden and fragrant, stirring often, careful to not burn.
  2. Add green beans, stock and salt and pepper.
  3. Bring to a simmer, cover with lid or foil, for 7-8 minutes to steam.

     

  4. Remove lid, bring the liquid to a boil and reduce just a little. Mix beans and top with lemon zest, hazelnuts and a drizzle of optional truffle oil.
  5. Taste, adding more salt if needed! Serve immediately.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 123
  • Sugar: 4.2 g
  • Sodium: 239.6 mg
  • Fat: 9.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.8 g
  • Fiber: 3.6 g
  • Protein: 2.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: hazelnut green beans, best green beans, sautéed green beans, green beans with hazelnuts, green beans with lemon, vegan green beans,

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Hi, I'm Sylvia!

Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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  1. I discovered I didn’t have a lemon, but still went ahead with it. We all loved it, the truffle oil & hazelnuts made it very special!

    1. Thanks Kerrie! Just for future reference- in a pinch you can always do just a splash of mild vinegar like apple cider, champagne, or white balsamic.

  2. Super yummy! The truffle oil made it even more special. Thank you, Sylvia- I made three of your recipes today (no 4!) and they were all excellent: This recipe, the Simple Celery Soup, Instapot Chil (in my regular rotation), and the Non-Knead Sourdough bread – (another one of my staples). Love your recipes and the lovely thoughts you infuse into your blog.

  3. Made a double batch for a potluck and everyone loved them. Thanks for another great recipe. I added the truffle oil like you said….so very good.