Fresh Green Beans

These are delicious, fresh and rich at the same time. A perfect healthy side dish for the spring and summer. No more discussion required.

Big bunch of green beans, maybe 1 or 2 lbs
Lemon or lime, zested
Olive oil
Dill, freshly chopped
Walnuts, toasted
Bowl of ice water


1. Bring a big pot of water to boil, slightly salted. Prepare ice water and keep it close. Once water is boiling, blanch the beans about 30 seconds to 1 minute, remove with tongs, shaking off the water, and plop them into the ice water to stop the cooking. They will be beautifully crunchy.

2. Zest a lemon, chop fresh dill, and toast almonds and allow to cool. Set all aside.

3. Once ready to eat, heat a bit olive oil on high, then toss in the green beans and sautee until just warmed through. Move them to a bowl and toss in all the toppings, and a squeeze of the lime if you’d like. Add more olive oil if desired. Salt and black pepper to taste.