Green beans gremolata

Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 5 minutes Total Time 20 minutes
Serves 4 servings     adjust servings

Green beans gremolata is a fast and flavorful side!


  • 1 pound French green beans, trimmed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • zest of 2 lemons
  • 3 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, minced
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons walnuts, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook for 2-3 minutes, until slightly tender. Drained the beans and place them in a large bowl of ice water to stop the cooking and retain the bright green color.
  2. Make the gremolata: Combine the garlic, lemon zest, parsley, Parmesan cheese and walnuts in a small bowl and mix well.
  3. When ready to serve, heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Drain the green beans, pat them dry and add to the pan.
  4. Saute the beans for 2 minute, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and add the gremolata. Toss well to combine and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve hot and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Barefoot Contessa.

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