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.

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.


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Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 5 min.

Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

 

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21 Responses to “Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic”

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    gloria — August 19, 2013 @ 7:53 pm

    I love these look delicious!!!

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    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — August 19, 2013 @ 9:09 pm

    I adore green beans. I always cook it with garlic. I’ll have to add some lemon next time. Thanks for posting Pam!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — August 19, 2013 @ 10:11 pm

    What a simple but yet delicious side dish! I love the lemon addition, yum!

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    Debbie — August 20, 2013 @ 3:47 am

    I would definitely have more than one serving of these green beans. Love this!

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    bellini — August 20, 2013 @ 4:02 am

    Green beans are literally dripping off of the vines this time of the year. I love the simple and yet refreshing taste here.

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    Lia — August 20, 2013 @ 4:22 am

    Hi Pam,
    Simple and delicious suggestion!!
    Cheers,
    Lia.

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    Blond Duck — August 20, 2013 @ 4:51 am

    Are they crunchy?

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    • Pam replied: — August 20th, 2013 @ 8:55 am

      They are crisp-tender and delicious.

      Cheers!

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — August 20, 2013 @ 6:45 am

    I love green beans. Sounds delicious!

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    Kris — August 20, 2013 @ 7:25 am

    Yummy, yummy, in my tummy!!!
    xo Kris

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    Marjie — August 20, 2013 @ 12:59 pm

    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.

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    lenia — August 20, 2013 @ 1:46 pm

    Simple yet really tasteful!
    Kisses!

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    Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper — August 20, 2013 @ 2:51 pm

    Sounds like a great way to jazz up the green beans!

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    rosita — August 20, 2013 @ 5:22 pm

    Se ve muy delicioso es una estupenda receta me encantan las judías,hugs,hugs..

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    Joanne — August 20, 2013 @ 6:31 pm

    You just can’t go wrong when you pair green beans with such classic flavors!

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    Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness — August 20, 2013 @ 7:47 pm

    Sounds like a great way to serve green beans. I am always looking for new recipes for green beans since we grow them in our garden.

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    grace — August 20, 2013 @ 11:55 pm

    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!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — August 21, 2013 @ 2:45 am

    This is a perfect side to go with any meat dishes!

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    Jovina Coughlin — August 21, 2013 @ 12:52 pm

    Perfect combination for green beans.

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    Chris — August 25, 2013 @ 10:26 am

    Fantastic! One of our favorite side is a garlic lemon green bean dish like this.

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    Barb MacDonald — August 27, 2013 @ 4:46 am

    We made these for dinner last night and absolutely loved them! They were delicious!

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