Lemon Green Beans with Walnuts
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 lb. green beans, trimmed and cut into 2 pieces
2 1/2 TBSPS. unsalted butter, melted
1 lemon, juiced & zested
salt and pepper to taste
~ Preheat oven to 375. Arrange nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast in the preheated oven until lightly, browned, approximately 5 to 10 minutes.
~ Place green beans in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water, and cover. Steam for 8 to 10 minutes, or until tender but still bright green.
~ Place cooked beans in a large bowl, and toss with butter, lemon juice , and lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer beans to a serving dish, and sprinkle toasted walnuts. Serve immediately.