Lemony Green Beans

Quick-cooking green beans take this side dish recipe from start to finish in 20 minutes. Lemon peel and shallots add an elegant air and fresh flavor.

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Chill: 4 hrs
  • Cook: 7 mins
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Lemony Green Beans
Ingredients
1 1/2
pounds green beans, trimmed, or three 9-oz. pkg. frozen whole green beans
3
tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3
large shallots, cut into thin wedges
6
cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon ground black pepper
 
Lemon wedges
Directions
  1. In a 12-inch skillet cook beans in lightly salted boiling water for 2 to 5 minutes or until barely crisp-tender. Drain; rinse beans with cold water. Cover and chill up to 4 hours
  2. In same skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add shallots and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes or until softened and beginning to brown. Add green beans. Toss for 3 to 4 minutes or until heated through. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon peel, salt, and pepper. Serve with lemon wedges. Makes 8 servings.
  3. To serve right away:
  4. Chilling step may be omitted
Nutrition Facts (Lemony Green Beans)
    Per serving:
  • 80 kcal cal.,
  • 5 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 4 g monounsatured fat),
  • 152 mg sodium,
  • 9 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 2 g sugar,
  • 2 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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