Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place beans in a steamer basket over boiling water.
  2. Cover saucepan and steam 5-7 minutes or until green beans are tender; rinse under cold water and drain.
  3. Combine water and lemon juice in a heavy nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  4. Simmer 2-3 minutes or until reduced by half; stir in butter.
  5. Add green beans and lemon peel; simmer 3-4 minutes or until green beans are heated throughout.
  6. Remove from heat; add parsley and salt to taste and toss.
Most Helpful

Excellent Miller!!!Couldn't get fresh beans, so I used canned whole green beans, I guess that added a bit of salt, but I did rinse them. I'll look forward to when the fresh green beans come out around here and do these again, they went very well with Bergy's Spicy ginger/orange chicken, we had a citrus night! This is a keeper, thanks for sharing!! — posted May 6, 2002,2 members found this helpful UPDATE: Made these beans for supper tonight, used fresh beans this time and it did make a difference, lovely recipe, thanks Miller for another good one!!

Derf October 09, 2004

This must be an acquired taste--I have tried making lemon/vegetable dishes in the past, but they never go over well. Obviously the combination appeals to many, but we find the lemony zing too overpowering.

ladyfingers February 20, 2007

I made this last night to serve with pork roast and au gratin potatoes. I used the juice and rind of a whole lemon. YUM!

dicentra March 21, 2006