Simple and Tasty Green Beans


Simple and tasty green beans.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste (Optional)


  1. Place green beans, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper in a resealable plastic bag; marinate for 10 minutes.

  2. Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the broiler.

  3. Spread green beans over a shallow baking pan; place under the broiler and cook until barely tender, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Cook's Notes:

This recipe is also good with Chinese long beans.

You can substitute crumbled feta cheese for Parmesan cheese. If using feta, omit the salt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

73 Calories
4g Fat
9g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 73
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 317mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 21mg 103%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 250mg 5%

* 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.

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