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Steamed Green Beans

Easy Lemon Green Beans


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

These zesty steamed green beans are the epitome of an easy side dish! This healthy recipe is the perfect side to go with salmon.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 pound fresh green beans*
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, plus zest from 1 lemon (1 tablespoon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Trim the green beans.
  2. Place 1 1/2 cups water into a saucepan or pot and bring it to a boil.
  3. Once boiling, add the green beans in the steamer basket. Steam with the lid on 4 to 5 minutes until just tender (test with a fork).
  4. Carefully remove the beans to a bowl. Toss with the olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, kosher salt, and plenty of fresh ground black pepper.

Notes

*This recipe is easily doubled to feed a crowd.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Sides to Go with Salmon, Green Beans Recipe, Easy Green Beans,