I make something very similar to this about once a week. My FAVORITE way to eat fresh green beans. Quick and healthy! I steam the fresh beans in a basket first (~7 min for 1 lb), remove them, drain the water, then put the garlic and ~ 1/2 T butter right into the same pot. After a minute or so, I add the beans back, and toss with a little salt and bottled lemon juice.
Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic
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- Calories: 49
- Calories from fat: 40%
- Fat: 2.2g
- Saturated fat: 0.6g
- Monounsaturated fat: 1.2g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
- Protein: 1.7g
- Carbohydrate: 7.2g
- Fiber: 1.1g
- Cholesterol: 2.5mg
- Iron: 1.1mg
- Sodium: 111mg
- Calcium: 37mg
- 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
- 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.
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