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Garlic Lemon Green Beans Recipe

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This side dish is an easy, healthy recipe. Serve it for a quick, wholesome addition to lunch or dinner.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 13 minutes


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and halved lengthwise
  • 1 lb green beans, cleaned
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


In a small saucepan, melt the butter and the garlic together over very low heat. Cook for 2 minutes, being careful to avoid browning the butter. Remove the pan from the heat, and allow the garlic to sit in the butter for an additional 5 minutes.

Bring a large saucepan filled with 1 inch of water to a boil. Lower a steamer basket filled with the green beans into it, tightly cover the pan, and steam for 4-5 minutes, until the beans are crisp tender. Drain the beans.

Remove the garlic from the butter and discard. Toss the steamed beans with the garlic-infused butter, lemon zest, and sea salt; serve hot.

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 5 out of 5
Family Approved!, Member jkoa

Vegetables are always the hardest part of making dinner. I had green beans and thought I needed to liven them up - so I came to the internet for help. I found this recipe and have now made it multiple times. My children (early teens) actually ask for them! Yum!!

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