lemon green beans recipes

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This is my favorite way to cook green beans! I lightly blanch them so that their color stays vibrant, yielding perfectly cooked beans that still have a crisp.

lemon green beans
This dish is great with fresh, thin green beans, but you can also use frozen. Just make sure they are properly thawed, or the frying pan will cool down and they will taste more boiled than fried.


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lemon green beans

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 221kcal
Author: Luda huang


  • 1 pound fresh green beans
  • 2 tablespoons butter or olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove grated or finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion


  • Trim and rinse the green beans.
    green beans
  • Boil the beans until tender but still vibrant green and a little bit crunchy, about 2 to 4 minutes. Drain the green beans.
  • Heat butter or oil in a frying pan.Add diced onion and saute until tender, about 2 minutes.
    chopped onion
  • add green beans and Saut√© the beans for 2-3 minutes over medium-high heat until they begin to brown. Lower the heat towards the end. add lemon Salt and pepper to taste.stir to about 1 minute.
    lemon green beans
  • Add finely chopped parsley before serving
    lemon green beans


Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 598mg | Potassium: 574mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1565IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 2mg

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