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.

Lemony Green Beans
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
7 mins
Chill Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 22 mins


  • 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

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • Lemon wedges


  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.

To serve right away:

  1. Chilling step may be omitted

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

80 Calories
5g Fat
9g Carbs
2g Protein
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.

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