Photo: Karry Hosford
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.

How to Make It

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.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

noelle71's Review

April 20, 2013

steponme's Review

December 26, 2012
Simple & delicious;)

Rhonda1962's Review

September 12, 2011
Great, light and refreshing. We always prepare the heavy slow-cooked Southern style green beans with bacon, onion, garlic & butter. Nice change. Have already made them 3 times in the last 2 weeks. Great with grilled meats & chicken.

EMatthews's Review

May 28, 2011
Very good.

LutzCat's Review

September 27, 2010
It doesn't get much easier than this. This is a really nice simple, fresh, and heart-healthy side dish that will not dominate your entree, only complement it. No hesitation at all to serve to company. Definite keeper!

jklmFamily's Review

April 12, 2010
These green beans were great! I don't even like green beans but I was cooking a bbq rib dinner for my parents and in-laws and wanted to make a vegetable so I looked up green beans and I ended up really liking them. I have made them for company another time since then and both times people asked what I put on the green beans cause they tasted so good. Thanks for the recipe.