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Steamed Green Beans

Instant Pot Green Beans with Lemon


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 11 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

Zesty lemon Instant Pot green beans are the perfect easy side dish! They take just 10 minutes and are almost totally hands off.


Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Trim the green beans. Add them to the Instant Pot with 1/2 cup water. Lock the lid of the Instant Pot. Place the pressure release handle (vent) in the “Sealing” position.
  2. Cook on high pressure for 1 minute: Press the Pressure Cook button, making sure the “High Pressure” setting is selected, and set the time of 0 minutes. Note that it takes about 5 minutes for the pot to “preheat” and come up to pressure. (Avoid touching the metal part of the lid.)
  3. Quick release: Once the timer beeps, vent the remaining steam from the Instant Pot by moving the pressure release handle to “Venting”, covering your hand with a towel or hot pad. Never put your hands or face near the vent when releasing steam. Open the pressure cooker lid.
  4. Carefully remove the beans to a bowl and drain of all water. Toss with the remaining ingredients, using plenty of black pepper. Garnish with the lemon zest.

Notes

*You can easily scale this recipe by 2 or 3 to feed a crowd: it still fits in the Instant Pot and the cook time is the same.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: Vegetables