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Lemony Green Beans

Photo: Karry Hosford
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

Cook's Notes

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