- 1 ½ lbs Green beanswashed and trimmed
- 3 tbsp Butterdivided
- 2 cloves Garlicminced
- 1 Lemonjuiced
- ½ Lemonsliced
- Saltto taste
- Black pepperto taste
Lemon Butter Green Beans
Looking for something simple but still crowd-pleasing? Give this recipe for Lemon Butter Green Beans a try – it’s anything but boring. Covered in a luscious lemon butter sauce, these beans are super flavorful and downright delicious. Your family won’t be able to get enough of these lemony, garlicky and buttery green beans. Plus, the recipe is made in about 20 minutes and requires just a handful of simple ingredients. Serve this healthy side dish alongside your favorite protein.
Start with the beans. Once you’ve rinsed and trimmed the green beans, parboil them in boiling water for four minutes. Next, plunge the beans immediately into a bowl of ice water. In the meantime, sauté the garlic in butter until fragrant. Then add the lemon juice along with a few lemon slices and more butter. Drain the beans and pat them dry. Add the beans to the lemon butter sauce and toss to coat. Season with salt and black pepper. Cook the beans, stirring occasionally, until they are crisp-tender. Serve immediately and enjoy!
To make the Lemon Butter Green Beans, you will need the following ingredients:
Steps to make Lemon Butter Green Beans
Parboil green beans
Saute garlic and add lemon juice and remaining butter
Transfer green beans to ice water bath
Add green beans to skillet