Fresh green beans can be found in most grocery stores, often year-round. Yet, as easy as they are to cook, many people are uncomfortable dealing with them. Here’s an easy recipe using green beans and flavoring them with garlic and lemon. They can be cooked to any degree of crispness that you want. It only takes about 7 minutes to bring them to crisp-tender. Give it a try! The recipe is below the video link. Enjoy!
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Easy Fresh Green Beans with Garlic and Lemon
Makes About 5 Servings
½ Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
½ Tbsp butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb fresh green beans, washed and cut into desired size pieces
Salt and pepper, to taste
A wedge or two of fresh lemon
Heat a large skillet (that has a lid) on medium heat. Add the oil and butter and allow the butter to melt. Add the minced garlic and sauté it briefly, just until aromatic. Add the green beans and sauté briefly to coat with the oil and butter. Salt and pepper (to your taste) can be added at this time. Add a small amount of water (about 3 tablespoons) then cover the pan. Allow the beans to cook to your desired degree of tenderness. Important! Stir and monitor the water level often. Do not allow it to go completely dry to avoid burning the beans. If more water is needed, add 1 or 2 tablespoons at a time, then cover the pan again, allowing the beans to cook more. It takes about 7 minutes cooking time to bring them to crisp-tender. When cooked, remove from heat and adjust seasonings, if desired. Drizzle with fresh lemon juice and serve.
Julia W. Klee (Judi) began her journey enjoying “all things food” in elementary school when she started preparing meals for her family. That love of food blossomed into a quest to learn more and more about health and wellness as related to nutrition. She went on to earn a BS Degree in Food and Nutrition, then an MS Degree in Nutrition. She has taught nutrition and related courses at the college level to pre-nursing and exercise science students. Her hunger to learn didn’t stop upon graduation from college. She continues to research on a regular basis about nutrition as it relates to health. Her hope is to help as many people as possible to enjoy foods that promote health and wellness.