Photo: Annabelle Breakey
Total Time
25 Mins
Serves 4

Sometimes the simplest of recipes are the most delicious. Plenty of garlic, some thyme, and really fresh green beans add up to more than the sum of their parts.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add green beans and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to soften and brown, about 8 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, another 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients, stirring well.

Step 2

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ratings & Reviews

Courtnay's Review

December 27, 2009
This recipe was so easy and good and kicks green beans for dinner up a notch. The only time it took was prepping the beans, and dicing garlic and thyme. The beans cooked in the frying pan with an occasional stir while I prepared the rest of dinner. I used fresh thyme, but dried would work, too. Definitely a keeper for any season, since thyme grows in my Northwest garden year round and beans are affordable - though from CA - even in the winter.

JennySmith's Review

February 27, 2010
This was a good recipe, and very easy to do. I did not put in any thyme because I did not have any. I also put in slightly less garlic, as my fiance smells when he eats too much. That being said, the recipe was delicious - I particularly liked the punch of the lemon juice. I served it with Chicken with Dried Plums and Sage ( It was a good pairing.

anonymous12's Review

September 07, 2012
This was good. I don't think I'm a fan of sour (bc of lemon) being the dominate flavor in this dish. But I think others would like this dish a lot. It was super easy to make. I will be making again without the lemon. And I may try adding some sliced almonds.