Lemony Green Beans

Lemony Green Beans Recipe
Photo: Karry Hosford
An easy dressing for steamed vegetables is a splash of olive oil and fresh lemon juice. It works for everything from green beans to asparagus to broccoli.


4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 46
Caloriesfromfat 25 %
Fat 1.3 g
Satfat 0.2 g
Monofat 0.8 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 2.1 g
Carbohydrate 8.4 g
Fiber 1.3 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 1.2 mg
Sodium 154 mg
Calcium 43 mg


1 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Steam green beans, covered, 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and return to pan. Add juice, oil, salt, and pepper; toss to coat. Serve immediately.


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September 2003
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