Hazelnut Butter Green Beans

Serves 4


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons finely-chopped shallot (1 small)
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely-grated fresh lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup hazelnuts (1 1/2 ounces), toasted, any loose skins rubbed off, and nuts finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed

Preparation: Stir together butter, shallot, zest, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl until combined. Add hazelnuts and stir until combined well.
Cook beans, uncovered, until just tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Drain beans in a colander, then return hot beans to pot and toss with hazelnut butter.