Lemon-Sauteed Green Beans

You can turn any ordinary side of green beans into an extraordinary accompaniment with the help of lemon.

Lemon Sauteed Green Beans
Photo: Greg Dupree Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham
Serves 4 (serving size: 3 oz. beans)


  • 1 (12-oz.) package fresh green beans

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1 lemon half


  1. Microwave green beans according to package directions for 3 minutes. Sauté beans, lemon zest, salt, and pepper in hot olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high until beans are hot and cooked tender-crisp, 2 to 3 minutes. Squeeze lemon half over beans, and serve immediately.

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