Made it for Christmas dinner with French green beans already trimmed and ready to go (Costco). 17 people ate the beans and loved them! It's so easy, and flavourful. Lucky for me I have a Whole Foods nearby so was able to get some Meyer Lemons. Will make this often I'm sure.
This was a huge hit at our Thanksgiving dinner last night; outstanding recipe! I made the vinaigrette and bread crumbs the day before - cooked the beans just before serving and combined with the remaining ingredients. Simply fabulous!
Elegantly simple crowd-pleaser at last night's Christmas dinner! Like others, prepped everything beforehand. Microwaved to re-heat blanched beans (didn't use valuable oven space) before tossing with other ingredients. Comments included "bright-tasting," "fresh" and "'Can I have the recipe?'"!
This recipe was wonderful. I steamed the beans in the microwave and had to use regular lemon. Next time I am using the Meyer lemon. The topping could be used for a lot of different vegetables. Sauce is scrumptious. The recipe has the three parts, but all can be done ahead and none is very labor intensive. Altogether a delicious tasting dish without a lot of work.
This was just fabulous and everyone loved it. I blanched the beans the day ahead of Thanksgiving and stored them in the fridge overnight. Rewarmed them in a sauté pan before adding vinaigrette. I did have Meyer lemons and the taste was divine. It was worth seeking them out. Thanks, Mr. Rosenthal for a great recipe.
I was worried that the dish would be too acidic using regular lemons since Meyers were unavailable, but it tasted delicious. I made the vinaigrette and breadcrumb mixture up the day before which made assembling the dish right before mealtime a snap.
I also used regular lemons since I could not find the other lemons the recipe suggested. It still tasted divine. As the other commements have said, I'm not a huge green bean fan and I loved this recipe. I can't wait to go home for Christmas and make it for my family.
These were delicious! I will definitely make this dish again and add it to our regular veggie rotation. I blanched the beans a day ahead, stored them in the fridge overnight, and served them at room temperature, since I had to travel with them to a potluck dinner (I made the breadcrumbs the day of the party and assembled everything at the host's house). They were a hit, even with this slight adaptation!
I'm not a green-been lover myself, but this simple recipe has me singing a different tune! I used regular lemons and did not think that the taste was too sharp or acidic. It was great timing-wise because I was able to make everything ahead of time except for boiling the beans, which allowed all the food to be served WARM at the same time!
Even my green-bean hatin' husband liked these.
new favourite side dish! very easy to make and gets lots of compliments/requests for the recipe.
Really delicious (even with regular lemons) - great for adults and kids.