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Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 4


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 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


  • 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.