Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic

Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic Recipe
Becky Luigart-Stayner
You can cook the beans in advance until crisp-tender, then refrigerate. Just before serving this side dish, give them a quick stir-fry with garlic and lemon juice.

Yield:

6 servings

Recipe from

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Nutritional Information

Calories 49
Caloriesfromfat 40 %
Fat 2.2 g
Satfat 0.6 g
Monofat 1.2 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 1.7 g
Carbohydrate 7.2 g
Fiber 1.1 g
Cholesterol 2.5 mg
Iron 1.1 mg
Sodium 111 mg
Calcium 37 mg

Ingredients

2 cups water
1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Preparation

Bring water to a boil in a large skillet. Add beans; cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 8 minutes or until tender. Drain beans; pat dry.

Heat oil and butter in pan over medium heat. Add garlic, and sauté 30 seconds. Add beans, juice, salt, and pepper; cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with parsley.

Note:

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Elizabeth Taliaferro,

Cooking Light

July 2005
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