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Delicious green beans with lemon and herbs

Oh gooooooood, I’m so tired with thinking of things to cook for dinner. I go through spurts of excitement over preparing meals for my family, and there are other times that I just want to serve up a bowl of weetbix and call it a day.

We’ve got my Ma living with us at the moment, for six months while her house is being built, and I’ve put her on dinner duty one night a week {Wednesdays!} so that I don’t have to think about it, and I can’t tell you what joy that brings me. I love not having to think about it.

Last Sunday we had the whole family around for a roast dinner, and we did the works. Including these beans. Such a nice twist on good old beans.

Green breans with lemon and herbs

Beans with lemon and fresh herbs


1/4 cup pine nuts
350g green beans, topped and tailed and rinsed
2 tbs fresh lemon juice
1 tbs olive oil
1 tbs fresh chives, chopped
1 tbs fresh continental parsley, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste


♥ In a medium frypan, over medium heat, dry roast the pinenuts {no oil} until they are just golden brown. Put aside.
♥ Bring a large saucepan filled with water to the boil. Cook beans for 2-3 minutes, or until bright green. Remove from saucepan and drain.
♥ Place lemon juice, olive oil, fresh chives, parsley and salt and pepper in a jug. Whisk to combine. Place beans in a serving dish and pour dressing over the top. Toss to coat evenly. Sprinkle with pine nuts. Serve.

What are you having for dinner tonight?