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Zesty Green Beans

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Yield Makes 6 servings


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

How to Make It

  1. 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.