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Grilled Lemon-Garlic Green Beans

I love vegetables, especially in the summer when you get to enjoy so much of them fresh from the garden. In our case, we enjoy vegetables fresh from other people’s gardens! I wish we had our own, but we live in a small house surrounded by huge trees! Huge as in my arm span doesn’t even get around 1/3 of the tree. Because of these huge trees, we rarely have any spot in our yard that gets direct sunlight.
So, we settle for enjoying other people’s fresh produce! 🙂 In this case, we got to enjoy these fresh green beans from my aunt’s garden that she allowed us to pick when we were up for Labor Day! (Thank you!) Green beans are one of my favorite fresh vegetables, and if you are ever around me when I am preparing them, you will discover that I eat a lot of them raw! My husband does the same thing, so we are lucky to actually get any of them cooked! 🙂

When we do get around to cooking them, one of our favorite ways is to toss them with a little olive oil and lemon juice and season them with garlic, salt, and pepper. We usually just roast them in the oven, but we decided to give grilling a try. I am so glad we did! They turned out amazing! They are a little crispy, tender and garlicky, and slightly tangy from the lemon juice. Good enough to prevent me from eating too many of them raw the next time we grill them so that there are more to enjoy! 😉

Grilled Lemon-Garlic Green Beans
Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 lb fresh green beans, washed and trimmed
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  1. In a medium bowl, drizzle olive oil and lemon juice over the top of the green beans, toss to coat evenly. Sprinkle with garlic, salt, and pepper. Toss again to distribute seasonings.
  2. Transfer beans to a grilling basket or aluminum pan. Place basket over medium-low heat. Grill for 20-25 minutes or until crisp-tender and beans have a slight char.
  3. Serve immediately.


Thursday 13th of September 2012

These look awesome! Post season roast them for the same great flavor too :)


Wednesday 12th of September 2012

I love grilled vegetables. Why have I never tried grilling green beans?! Genius.


Wednesday 12th of September 2012 me boring but I must eat green beans at least 3 times a week! I just love them so I'm always looking for new ways to prepare them. I have yet to try grilling....but these look amazing! Wonderful photos, too!!! : )


Wednesday 12th of September 2012

Thanks, Anne!


Wednesday 12th of September 2012

I've been loving roasted green beans lately, and am now ridiculously inspired to grill them!


Wednesday 12th of September 2012

Oh you should! I had been roasting them all of the time too and decided to give grilling a try. . .so glad I did!

Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

Wednesday 12th of September 2012

We love grilled veggies and nothing beats fresh from the garden. Lemon garlic green beans sound delish!