If you’ve never tried Gremolata before you really should. Gremolata is a garnish that combines chopped parsley, garlic, and lemon zest. Many times pine nuts are added to pump up the flavor but I decided to use pistachios instead. Sprinkled on top of fresh green beans it’s really, really good. This is a great side dish to serve with meat or fish. I served this alongside my recent Salmon & Cherry Tomato dish. Let me know if you like it too…
Green Beans with Pistachio Gremolata
1/2 lb fresh green beans, rinsed & ends cut
2 cloves garlic, minced
zest of 1 lemon
handful fresh parsley, minced
1/4 cup fresh Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup pistachios pieces
1 tablespoon butter
Place green beans in a pot. Add a 1/4 cup water; bring to a boil. Season with salt & pepper. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until beans are tender.
Toast pistachios: Place pistachios in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Toss gently until lightly toasted (3-4 minutes)
In a small bowl combine the garlic, lemon zest, parsley & Parmesan cheese. Add the toasted pistachios and mix until combined. Set aside. Drain the cooked green beans. In same skillet add the butter. Toss the green beans with the butter until coated. Place green beans on a platter and sprinkle Pistachio Gremolata over the top. Enjoy!