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.