Recipes and Cooking Lemony Green Beans 3.5 (11) 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. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on December 1, 2006 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 7 mins Chill Time: 4 hrs Total Time: 4 hrs 22 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 ½ pound green beans, trimmed, or three 9-oz. pkg. frozen whole green beans 3 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 3 large shallots, cut into thin wedges 6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon finely shredded lemon peel ½ teaspoon salt ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper Lemon wedges Directions 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 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. To serve right away: Chilling step may be omitted Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 80 Calories 5g Fat 9g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 80 % Daily Value * Total Fat 5g 6% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Sodium 152mg 7% Total Carbohydrate 9g 3% Total Sugars 2g Protein 2g Vitamin C 24.2mg 121% Calcium 40.4mg 3% Iron 1.1mg 6% Potassium 212mg 5% Folate, total 32.3mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.