Lemon Butter Green Beans

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1 ½ lbs Green beans washed and trimmed
3 tbsp Butter divided
2 cloves Garlic minced
1 Lemon juiced
½ Lemon sliced
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste

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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!

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Steps to make Lemon Butter Green Beans


Parboil green beans


Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the trimmed green beans. Parboil them in boiling water for four minutes.


Saute garlic and add lemon juice and remaining butter


In a large skillet over low heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter and add 2 minced garlic cloves. Sauté for 30 seconds until fragrant. Add in the juice of one lemon along with a few lemon slices and the remaining butter.


Transfer green beans to ice water bath


Once the beans are cooked, drain and plunge them immediately into a bowl of ice water.


Add green beans to skillet


Pat the green beans dry and add them to the skillet with lemon butter sauce. Toss to coat. Add salt and black pepper to taste. Sauté the green beans for a few minutes until they are crisp-tender, about 5 minutes.



Serve immediately!

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It is a great accompaniment to other dishes on the table. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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