Lemon-Dill Green Beans

Lemon-Dill Green Beans

14 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2010

This lemon and dill vinaigrette is a natural complement to green beans. It's also great tossed with steamed asparagus or drizzled over sliced fresh tomatoes. To make this recipe serve 10, multiply all the ingredients by 2½: Use 2½ pounds green beans, 3 tablespoons dill, 2½ tablespoons each shallot, oil and lemon juice, 2½ teaspoons mustard and ¾ teaspoon each salt and pepper.

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  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 4 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon whole-grain mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper


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  1. Bring an inch of water to a boil in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket. Add green beans, cover and cook until tender-crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk dill, shallot, oil, lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the green beans and toss to coat. Let stand about 10 minutes before serving to blend flavors.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1 cup
  • Per serving: 73 calories; 4 g fat(1 g sat); 4 g fiber; 10 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 39 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 823 IU vitamin A; 13 mg vitamin C; 51 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 163 mg sodium; 178 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (22% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat

Reviews 14

July 28, 2017
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By: I love Lemons
Great green bean recipe.
June 11, 2017
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By: Mary Radford
Extremely easy and tasty. The dish has a nice zing.
January 08, 2016
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By: EatingWell User
Fresh and tangy green beans Love this recipe! After steaming the fresh green beans, I shocked them in ice water to hold their color, then added them to the marinade. Big hit with rotisserie chicken and quinoa/rice. In fact, the marinade is fabulous on the chicken too! Pros: Fast, easy, delicious
November 24, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
Best Green Bean Recipe I've always been sort of apathetic about green beans, but not this recipe. They are amazing! The vinaigrette is simple but perfect.
December 26, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Fantastic change to heavy green bean cassarole I was looking for something lighter for Christmas dinner and came upon this one. It was great! Everyone loved it and my Sister left with a copy of the recipe in her hand. The recipe is easy to make (I steamed the beans) and I intend to keep this one in my recipe box
June 19, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Use what you have on hand! I used lime juice, dill spice from the pantry, onion instead of shallots, a squirt of brown mustard (but I did cook the onions w/the beans) and this was fabulous! Don't be scared to switch it up!
May 26, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Nice change from plain old green beans The vinaigerette adds a nice, tangy wake-up call to the green beans. Pros: easy to make
January 03, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
The dill vinaigrette is amazing. This dish is also great served cold the next day and I almost prefer it that way. We live very fit and healthy lifestyles and I am always looking for something new that fits into that. This definitely works.
November 19, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
This recipe sounds delicious. I love dill! I think I will try this one out with my family for Christmas Dinner.
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