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Lemony Green Beans

Photo: Tina Cornett; Styling: Leslie Byars Simpson
Yield Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried basil

Nutrition Information

  • calories 56
  • fat 1.8 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • sodium 155 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook beans in boiling water to cover 15 minutes; drain. Place beans in a large bowl.

  2. Whisk together lemon rind and next 4 ingredients. Pour mixture over beans. Add onions and basil, tossing to coat.

Cook's Notes

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