Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen
Yield
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 cup)

How to Make It

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add green beans; cook 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain. Toss beans with butter, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Simple and Good

IoneTaylor
March 23, 2015
I agree with the previous reviewer.  Why didn't I think of adding lemon juice to my green beans before?  These were easy to make and made a bright side dish to tortellini with arrabiata sauce.  I expect that this recipe will become regular, especially since I have a prolific lemon tree in my backyard.

eppercival's Review

eppercival
February 26, 2015
I made these twice in one week! So good and so easy it makes me wonder why I didn't think to put lemon on my green beans years ago.