Lemon-Garlic Green Beans

Lemon-Garlic Green Beans Recipe
Photo: Jim Franco; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell


Makes 8 servings
Total time: 21 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Total: 21 Minutes


1 1/2 pounds fresh haricots verts (tiny green beans), trimmed
2 teaspoons salt, divided
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 shallots, sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Garnishes: lemon zest, fresh basil leaves


1. Cook beans with 1 tsp. salt in boiling water to cover 4 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Plunge beans into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain.

2. Cook garlic and shallots in hot oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat 2 minutes or until just golden brown; remove from heat. Stir in basil, next 2 ingredients, and remaining 1 tsp. salt. Add green beans, and toss to coat. Garnish, if desired.