Ridiculously Easy Lemony Green Beans

READY IN: 21mins
Recipe by mmm...donuts

As stated above, this recipe is really easy, but it is yummy. I've even eaten these cold as finger food at a picnic.

Top Review by Bonnie G #2

Loved the ease of prep AND the great taste, DH - who does not usually care about veggies at all stated that he liked these and went back for seconds. I too used frozen that I microwaved for just 2 minutes & then followed the directions. A great tasting and fast side that I'll be using often.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Toss green beans in boiling water for 3-4 minutes, until bright green and still crunchy.
  2. Drain and "shock" in ice water to stop cooking.
  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Olive oil cooking spray works just as well, if you want to shave a few calories.
  4. Add beans and saute for 1-2 minutes, until heated through. It's okay if some of the beans brown up a bit.
  5. Transfer to serving dish.
  6. Squeeze lemon halves over the beans and toss to coat.
  7. Add salt to taste. (I omit this step).

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