Green Beans with Garlic and Lemon


  • 1 lb. green beans, trimmed
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp. grated lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


    1. Bring a medium saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add beans and return to boiling. Cook beans until crisp and tender, approximately 2 minutes.
    2. Drain and rinse under very cold water. Drain again and pat dry.
    3. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil. Add garlic and cook until softened, approximately 1 minute. Add green beans and lemon zest.
    4. Cook and stir occasionally until beans are warmed through, approximately 2 minutes. Stir in lemon juice.
    5. Salt and pepper to taste.

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