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Quick and Easy Blackened Green Beans with Spanish Chorizo, Pine Nuts and Fresh Lemon Zest - - #sidedish #whattomakewithgreenbeans #healthy #gardenfresh

Blackened Green Beans with Chorizo and Pine Nuts

  • Author: Erin
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 2-3 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American


  • Approx. 20 green beans
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • A pinch of ground black pepper
  • 1 1/22 Tablespoons diced Spanish Chorizo
  • 1 Tablespoon pine nuts
  • 1 Tablespoons fresh lemon zest
  • a small squeeze of fresh lemon juice (no more than 1/4 Teaspoon)


  1. Bring medium to large skillet up to medium-high heat.
  2. Add olive oil and 1 Tablespoon of butter and let melt.
  3. Add green beans.
  4. Stir green beans every so often and let cook for approximately 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add additional Tablespoon of butter and soy sauce.
  6. Let green beans continue to cook, stirring occasionally.
  7. You want the butter and oil to be absorbed and cooked down so that the beans start to brown a little, should be about 5 more minutes .
  8. Add chorizo, salt and pepper.
  9. Mix.
  10. Add pine nuts, lemon zest and quick squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
  11. Continue stirring for approx. 2 minutes.
  12. Taste the beans for salt and pepper levels.
  13. Serve immediately.