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Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic

Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic

I wanted a simple side dish to serve with the fish and orzo I was making for dinner. I had some green beans, lemon, and garlic so I decided to toss them all together. It was easy to prepare and tasted simple yet delicious. My kids gobbled up their green beans and said they tasted good with the lemon. I love it when my kids eat their veggies – it looks like I’ll be making this recipe again.

Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic

How to Make Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic

Heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the trimmed green beans and cook, stirring often, for 1 minute. Add the water and cover with a lid; cook for 2 minutes. Remove lid and add the butter, minced garlic, and lemon juice. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute, or until crisp-tender. Serve and enjoy.

Side Note: I used thin Haricots Verts for this recipe. If you use large green beans they may need a longer cooking time.

Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic

 

Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic

Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ½ lb green beans ends trimmed
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 1-2 small cloves of garlic minced
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the trimmed green beans and cook, stirring often, for 1 minute. Add the water and cover with a lid; cook for 2 minutes. Remove lid and add the butter, minced garlic, and lemon juice. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute, or until crisp-tender. Serve and enjoy.
  • Side Note: I used thin Haricot Verts for this recipe. If you use large green beans they may take longer to cook.
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  1. I usually don’t add the lemon and garlic together, because each has such a distinctive taste. But I’ve been known to do this from time to time, and it is terrific.

  2. pretty soon my mom will be dumping green beans on me from her garden and i’m always at a loss as to how to prepare them in different ways. i’m defintitely bearing this in mind!