Lemon and Garlic Green Beans
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Light, buttery, garlicky green beans with a hint of spice and lemon zest.
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: Approx. 4 cups
  • 2 pounds green beans, ends trimmed
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest
  • Salt to taste
  1. In a large pot, bring approximately 5 cups of water to a boil. Add green beans and blanch for about 2 minutes, or until dark green in color. Add green beans to a bowl of ice water to stop them from cooking.
  2. While beans are cooling; in a large skillet, add olive oil, butter and garlic. Cook over medium heat until butter is melted. Add the green beans (drain from ice bath) and garlic flakes, cook for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Add lemon zest,and salt.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: Approx. 1 cup Calories: 121 Fat: 9 Carbohydrates: 9 Sugar: 0 Sodium: 8 Fiber: 4 Protein: 2 Cholesterol: 15
Recipe by PB + P Design at https://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2015/05/20/lemon-and-garlic-green-beans/