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Photo: Tina Cornett; Styling: Leslie Byars Simpson Photo by: Photo: Tina Cornett; Styling: Leslie Byars Simpson

Lemony Green Beans

Southern Living NOVEMBER 1999

  • Yield: Makes 8 servings


  • 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


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

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


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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 56
  • Fat: 1.8g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 155mg

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Lemony Green Beans Recipe