Zesty Green Beans

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes


1 pound fresh green beans
1 tablespoon butter
1 minced garlic clove
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


Cook 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed, in boiling water to cover 4 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Plunge beans into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 minced garlic clove; sauté 1 minute. Stir in beans, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook 4 minutes or until hot. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice just before serving.