Green Beans With Lemon and Oil

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

You will love the fresh lemony taste of these greens beans. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook beans in a 5-quart pot of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Drain in a colander and immediately transfer to a bowl of ice and cold water to stop cooking.
  3. Drain and pat dry.
  4. Toss beans with oil, salt, and pepper to taste, then toss with lemon juice and half of zest.
  5. Serve beans sprinkled with remaining zest.
Most Helpful

I loved the taste of the lemon and olive oil over the beans -- so simple but just enough to give them a little lift. Perfect for a summer meal!

Sackville April 22, 2003

DH made these beans tonight to accompany a crab-stuffed orange roughy dish. I thought the beans were light and refreshing. The amount of lemon was just perfect--not too overpowering. I would definitely make these again, especially when serving fish. Thanks, Bev!

Dr. Jenny March 19, 2009

This is a five star recipe we learned from a friend...with a slight twist. Sliced fresh garlic gives this such a flavorful punch and added nutrition. My kids all love this dish! We use the juice of a whole lemon and leave out the zest. Yum!

kzmom February 10, 2009