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Easy Lemon Garlic Green Beans

Easy Lemon Garlic Green Beans Recipe l

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

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

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!

Easy Lemon Garlic Green Beans Recipe l

Easy Lemon Garlic Green Beans

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 pound green beans, washed and trimmed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2-3 garlic cloves (depending on preference), minced
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • lemon zest, optional


  1. Place green beans in a steamer basket. Put steamer basket in a large sauce pan over about 1 1/2 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.
  5. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 65Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 134mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and may not always be accurate. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.

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 Easy Lemon Garlic Green Beans Recipe l

Jocelyn@BruCrew Life

Sunday 20th of April 2014

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

Anna (Hidden Ponies)

Wednesday 16th of April 2014

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

Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

Tuesday 15th of April 2014

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

Danae @ reciperunner

Tuesday 15th of April 2014

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

Jennie @themessybakerblog

Tuesday 15th of April 2014

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

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