Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Lemony Green Beans

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Lighten up Deb!  That's what I've been telling myself lately.... as in calories (well, maybe other areas too!) I'm trying to prepare some healthier dishes and these Lemony Green Beans fit the bill.

Lemony Green Beans | Cooking on the Front Burner

I bought these beautiful, fresh, very green beans (actually called haricot verts) at Trader Joe's.  These are thinner than regular green beans and are sometimes called french green beans.  The recipe I used was quite simple and makes 4 servings.

  • Steam the beans in the bag they come in for 2 1/2 minutes (12 oz bag)
  • Heat a medium frying pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil or a little less
  • Saute the beans in the oil for 2-3 minutes then add the juice of one lemon (~1 1/2 tablespoons)
  • Top with toasted silvered almonds and lemon zest

That's it and you have a healthy side dish in under 6 minutes.  I also think they look pretty fancy and would be perfect for dinner guests.... you will wow them.

Lemony Green Beans | Cooking on the Front Burner #lemongreenbeans #sidedish

Remember to eat your vegetables! (I'm trying too)


  1. love beans, love lemons..... a no brainer for me!

  2. Deb, I love green beans and adding lemon? Of course you KNOW I'm going to love that! :) Thanks for sharing - pinning and buffering!

  3. I love green beans, and lemon is such a great way to freshen them up and make them more interesting! They look delicious, Deb!

  4. Delicious and pretty in a white dish!

  5. Out of all of the veggie greens... my fave has got to be fresh (or frozen) green beans. And, the way you did it with the lemon is very magnificent!
    PS... Calories, smalories. We can just pretend there is no such thing! hehe

  6. These look so yummy, Deb! :) Pinned!

  7. Love green beans and yours looks delicious! Yummy, healthy and easy side dishes like this are my favorite:)

  8. I'm always looking for healthy side know, to save room for dessert. ;)
    These green beans look so good! :)

  9. Oh... love green beans and the addition of the lemon zest and juice in this sounds awesome! Looks so fresh and light! Great recipe Deb! Pinning!

    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

  10. Wow!! Coming from Saturday Night Fever, this look great!! I'd love if you'd link up to my link party going on now! Loooove new veggie recipes!

    xoxo, Mallory & Savannah

  11. Deb, thank you so much for joining us and sharing this delicious recipe at Best of the Weekend! Pinned! Hope you have a great week!


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