Lemon Green Beans

by Amy Stafford on May 31, 2012

Lemon Green BeansGreen Beans have to be the easiest vegetable to work with.  They make a cooks life easy if she is cooking for a crowd.  I always go for the french green beans because I think they cook up tender and have a softer flavor.  After a quick blanch you can store these beans in the refrigerator covered over night to pull out and dress before serving.  Serving them chilled helps keep their crispness.  I served these at last weekends dinner party, using 5 pounds – there was none left.Grate lemon and squeeze juice to measure 1 1/2 tablespoons


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Lemon Greenbeans

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Serves: 4
  • 1 lemon
  • Salt
  • 1 pound green beans
  • 1½ tablespoon olive oil
  1. In a saucepan of boiling salted water, cook beans until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain, and return to pan. Remove from heat.
  2. Toss with oil, ¾ teaspoon salt, and lemon juice. Serve sprinkled with lemon zest.
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Emma Sarah Tennant June 4, 2012 at 6:57 am

I love green beans and these look delicious. Definitely need some healthy recipes after all the Diamond Jubilee cake! :)


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