Recipe: Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic
Easy and flavourful green beans to accompany your Thanksgiving meal
Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic
- 2 lb green beans, ends trimmed
- 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 tbsp butter
- 2 large garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tbsp lemon zest
Makes: 6 servings
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 12 minutes
Total time: 17 minutes
Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic Directions
Blanch green beans in a large stock pot of well salted boiling water until bright green in color and tender crisp, roughly 2 minutes. Drain and shock in a bowl of ice water to stop from cooking.
Heat a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Add the oil and the butter. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the beans and continue to saute until coated in the butter and heated through, about 5 minutes. Add lemon zest and season with salt and pepper.