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Lemony Green Beans

Lemony Green Beans

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep 15 mins
  • Chill 4 hrs
  • Cook 7 mins

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Quick-cooking green beans take this side dish recipe from start to finish in 20 minutes. Lemon peel and shallots add an elegant air and fresh flavor.


  • 1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed, or three 9-oz. pkg. frozen whole green beans
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 large shallots, cut into thin wedges
  • 6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Lemon wedges


  1. In a 12-inch skillet cook beans in lightly salted boiling water for 2 to 5 minutes or until barely crisp-tender. Drain; rinse beans with cold water. Cover and chill up to 4 hours. (To serve right away, chilling step may be omitted).
  2. In same skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add shallots and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes or until softened and beginning to brown. Add green beans. Toss for 3 to 4 minutes or until heated through. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon peel, salt, and pepper. Serve with lemon wedges. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Lemony Green Beans)

Servings Per Recipe 8, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, chol. (mg) 0, sodium (mg) 152, sugar (g) 2, Potassium (mg) 212, calcium (mg) 40, cal. (kcal) 80, iron (mg) 1, vit. A (IU) 583, pro. (g) 2, carb. (g) 9, vit. C (mg) 24, Fat, total (g) 5, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 1, sat. fat (g) 1, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Monounsaturated fat (g) 4, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, Folate (µg) 32, fiber (g) 3

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