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Green Beans with Crisp Meyer Lemon Bread Crumbs

Serves 10

Time: 45 minutes. Olive oil– and citrus-toasted crumbs make this Thanksgiving staple special.


Greg DuPree
 2 cups coarse fresh ciabatta bread crumbs
 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  Finely shredded zest of 2 small Meyer lemons
  About 1/8 tsp. kosher salt
  About 1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
 2 1/2 pounds green beans, ends trimmed
 1 teaspoon fresh Meyer lemon juice
Step 1

In a large frying pan over medium heat, cook crumbs in 2 tbsp. oil, stirring, 5 minutes. Stir in zest and 1/8 tsp. each salt and pepper. Cook and stir until golden, 5 more minutes. Pour into a bowl.

Step 2

In a large pot fitted with a steamer basket, steam beans over 1 in. boiling water, stirring once, 7 to 10 minutes.

Step 3

Combine 2 tbsp. oil with lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. Drain beans, toss with dressing, and pour into a shallow bowl. Top with crumbs; serve immediately.

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 91Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.6g9%

Saturated Fat 0.8g4%
Cholesterol 0.0mg0%
Sodium 94mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 9.4g4%

Dietary Fiber 2.7g11%
Protein 2.1g5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.