These tender-crisp lemon-garlic green beans have tons of flavor from shallots, garlic and the tangy lemon. It's the perfect simple green bean side dish that pairs well with everything.

EatingWell.com, August 2021

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Credit: Will Dickey

Recipe Summary

active:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Prepare a large bowl of ice water. Add beans to the boiling water; boil for 3 minutes. Drain the beans and immediately transfer to the ice water; let stand for 2 minutes. Drain well and pat dry with paper towels.

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  • Heat oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallot; cook, stirring often, until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the beans and garlic; cook, stirring often, until the beans are tender-crisp, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

about 1 cup
94 calories; fat 5g; cholesterol 5mg; sodium 202mg; carbohydrates 10g; dietary fiber 3g; protein 2g; sugars 4g; niacin equivalents 1mg; saturated fat 2g; vitamin a iu 843IU; potassium 270mg.
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