Lemon-Parsley Green Beans


This is a delicious lemony, fried green bean recipe. I found it while shopping one Saturday at the local produce market.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
11 mins
Total Time:
16 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pinch white sugar

  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat: add sugar, and beans. Cook until beans are bright green and tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain, and place in a large bowl of ice water to stop cooking.

  2. Combine the butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; cook until butter melts. Stir in the garlic; cook until pale beige and fragrant. Stir in the beans; cook until wilted, and garlic is dark brown, about 4 minutes. Toss beans with parsley and lemon zest, and cook 1 to 2 minutes more. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer beans to a serving dish, and garnish with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

119 Calories
8g Fat
13g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 119
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 51mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 47mg 235%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 310mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.