Lemon Green Beans

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • Ingredients

  • 1lbgreen beans
  • 2fluid ounceswater
  • 2fluid ounceslemon juice
  • 4teaspoonsunsalted butter
  • 1teaspoonlemon, rind of, grated
  • 1teaspoonfresh parsley, chopped
  • Directions

  • Place beans in a steamer basket over boiling water.
  • Cover saucepan and steam 5-7 minutes or until green beans are tender; rinse under cold water and drain.
  • Combine water and lemon juice in a heavy nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  • Simmer 2-3 minutes or until reduced by half; stir in butter.
  • Add green beans and lemon peel; simmer 3-4 minutes or until green beans are heated throughout.
  • Remove from heat; add parsley and salt to taste and toss.
  • Reviews

  • “Excellent Miller!!!Couldn’t get fresh beans, so I used canned whole green beans, I guess that added a bit of salt, but I did rinse them. I’ll look forward to when the fresh green beans come out around here and do these again, they went very well with Bergy’s Spicy ginger/orange chicken, we had a citrus night! This is a keeper, thanks for sharing!! — posted May 6, 2002,2 members found this helpfulUPDATE: Made these beans for supper tonight, used fresh beans this time and it did make a difference, lovely recipe, thanks Miller for another good one!!”

  • “This must be an acquired taste–I have tried making lemon/vegetable dishes in the past, but they never go over well.Obviously the combination appeals to many, but we find the lemony zing too overpowering.”

  • “I made this last night to serve with pork roast and au gratin potatoes. I used the juice and rind of a whole lemon. YUM!”

  • “Excellent recipe! So tasty, tangy beans. The lemonjuice with butter makes wonderful emulsion that clings to the beans.”

  • “Just beautiful! I love this perfectly flavored side dish, it lets the green beans shine. This wins bonus points because the prepared dish freezes beautifully.”

  • “I made these after seeing Derf’s photo:)I used frozen green beans as that was what I had on hand and loved the tart, lemony flavor. Really nice!I will make these again.”

  • “I liked the flavor of these green beans very much!Green beans is one of my favorite vegetables so I expect I’ll be ‘fixing’ these again.Thanks very much for sharing the recipe. “

  • “Excellent! I had some fresh green beans that I wanted to cook a little differently for Christmas dinner. This is simple, quick and the lemon and parsley provide a wonderful accent flavour to otherwise ordinary green beans.”

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