Easy Lemon Garlic Green Beans

Easy Lemon Garlic Green Beans Recipe l www.a-kitchen-addiction.com

It’s the week before Easter, so if you’re still trying to figure out your menu, I have a super easy side for you. These easy lemon garlic green beans are a perfect side to any of your favorite Easter dishes. Plus, they can be made from start to finish in less than 20 minutes!

Easy Lemon Garlic Green Beans Recipe l www.a-kitchen-addiction.com

Minced garlic cloves are cooked in olive oil until light golden to keep the flavor light and subtle. Fresh lemon juice is stirred in along with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Either toss the steamed beans with the dressing or drizzle over the top and serve.

Easy Lemon Garlic Green Beans Recipe l www.a-kitchen-addiction.com

For a bit more flavor, top with fresh lemon zest right before serving. The bright, citrusy lemon cuts through the olive oil and garlic to complement the flavor of fresh green beans. Great for Easter dinner or any spring gathering!

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Easy Lemon Garlic Green Beans
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 lb green beans, washed and trimmed
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2-3 garlic cloves (depending on preference), minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper
  • lemon zest, optional
Instructions
  1. Place green beans in a steamer basket. Put steamer basket in a large sauce pan over about 1½ inches of water.
  2. Bring to a boil. Cover and steam for 9-10 minutes, or until crisp-tender.
  3. Meanwhile in a small saucepan, cook minced garlic in olive oil until tender and just starting to brown. Remove from heat and whisk in lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  4. Transfer beans to a serving dish and drizzle with olive oil mixture. Top with lemon zest. Serve.

 Easy Lemon Garlic Green Beans Recipe l www.a-kitchen-addiction.com

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  1. The perfect side dish! This is my favorite way to cook them too!

  2. I love a little lemon on my green beans.

  3. It’s hard to make cooked green beans look good, but you did – YUM! Also, what recipe plugin are you using?

  4. YES!! This is perfect! As if preparing Easter dinner wasn’t stressful enough, right? Having a quick and easy side dish is such a relief!

  5. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Lemon is the perfect flavor for spring. Especially when paired with fresh green beans.

  6. Tonia says:

    What a great side dish! This would be perfect for Easter.

  7. Love this quick, easy, and yummy looking side dish! Perfect for Easter :)

  8. Great recipe! These green beans are also great for people for workout, so thank you! :)

  9. Love this flavor combo!!

  10. Ashley says:

    I love green beans as a side dish! This sounds delicious with the lemon and garlic … so fresh!

  11. I love the pizzaz a little bit of lemon adds to dishes. Takes green beans from boring to fabulous! Love these!

  12. I love simple, fresh dishes like these!

  13. Mmm, lemony green beans are my favorite. Love the addition of garlic on these!

  14. Perfect timing! I’ve been craving green beans like crazy!!!

  15. This is my favorite way to make green beans.

  16. Joanne says:

    I can never figure out what to do with string beans, but I LOVE this simple preparation!! So many fresh flavors!

  17. Abby says:

    I love the garlic oil! A perfect side dish :)

  18. Green beans are probably my favorite veggie side dish. This version looks so bright and springy!

  19. Green beans are my fave veggie. I love that you brightened them up with lemon. Yum!

  20. What a great side dish for Easter or any time! I love how simple it is.

  21. These look so simple and delicious! Green beans are my favorite

  22. I love green beans – can’t wait to get my garden going this year! These are a perfect side dish.

  23. Green beans are a favorite in our house, so I can’t wait to give these a try! They sound delish!

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