Light and crunchy, pan-fried green beans with lemon, garlic salt and pepper. Fresh and fast!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the olive oil, butter and lemon juice in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the green beans, lemon zest, garlic salt and pepper. Cook and stir for about 10 minutes, or until beans are tender, but still a little crunchy.

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Nutrition Facts

106.1 calories; 1.1 g protein; 4.8 g carbohydrates; 7.6 mg cholesterol; 106.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2006
These are pretty good. I love lemon but I still left out the zest. I used about six cups of green beans and they were still a little greasy for me. I make what we call green fries which is very similar to this. I use uncut long green beans placed in a baking dish single layer then sprayed with olive oil cooking spray and sprinkled with course ground salt and fresh cracked black pepper. Then I bake them at 400 for about 20 min. As I remove them from the oven I squeeze fresh lemon over the green beans and toss. This is still a good recipe for a change up every now and then. Green beans are my favorite vege (I could eat them every day) so its great to have a bunch of recipes for them. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/19/2005
I must agree with those who found the lemon a little overpowering but can be tolerated if using a smaller amount. I first had a recipe similar to this when visiting Spain. The quality of the olive oil and lemon is what makes this a delightful side dish. Some lemons are more bitter than others and nothing can replace good olive oil which can be expensive. Read More
(17)
47 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2006
These are pretty good. I love lemon but I still left out the zest. I used about six cups of green beans and they were still a little greasy for me. I make what we call green fries which is very similar to this. I use uncut long green beans placed in a baking dish single layer then sprayed with olive oil cooking spray and sprinkled with course ground salt and fresh cracked black pepper. Then I bake them at 400 for about 20 min. As I remove them from the oven I squeeze fresh lemon over the green beans and toss. This is still a good recipe for a change up every now and then. Green beans are my favorite vege (I could eat them every day) so its great to have a bunch of recipes for them. Read More
(52)
Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2006
These are pretty good. I love lemon but I still left out the zest. I used about six cups of green beans and they were still a little greasy for me. I make what we call green fries which is very similar to this. I use uncut long green beans placed in a baking dish single layer then sprayed with olive oil cooking spray and sprinkled with course ground salt and fresh cracked black pepper. Then I bake them at 400 for about 20 min. As I remove them from the oven I squeeze fresh lemon over the green beans and toss. This is still a good recipe for a change up every now and then. Green beans are my favorite vege (I could eat them every day) so its great to have a bunch of recipes for them. Read More
(52)
Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2004
I really enjoyed this recipe. If you don't like lemon like rest of my strange family then I don't recommend it. The lemon comes off more strongly than one would expect. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/19/2005
I must agree with those who found the lemon a little overpowering but can be tolerated if using a smaller amount. I first had a recipe similar to this when visiting Spain. The quality of the olive oil and lemon is what makes this a delightful side dish. Some lemons are more bitter than others and nothing can replace good olive oil which can be expensive. Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2004
Don't get me wrong this recipe is FABULOUS but I happen to be a very strong advocate of Lemon. I'm just afraid if you're not as fond of lemons you may not find this appealing:). It ROCKS for me though:). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/03/2005
This had way too much lemon even while omitting the lemon zest. I'm giving this a 4 though because I'll be keeping this recipe but decreasing the lemon just a bit. Also I thought there was a bit too much oil used I had to drain the beans afterwards. But overall a good twist to an ordinary vegetable. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2006
This was a very easy recipe. I added about 2 tablespoons white wine and 1/2 tsp chopped garlic. I served it with Salmon w/lemon basil cream sauce from this site and white rice. At first I thought that it would be too much lemon but it was good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2010
I leave out all the lemon and ad fresh garlic. I also use about the same amount of butter as oil. Everyone loved it the time is right. I also used fresh cracked black pepper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2011
Green beans can be so boring and this recipe gives them such a nice flavor. I sprinkled a liberal dose of sesame seeds over top when I was finished sauteeing them. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2006
Quick and easy to prepare. I used haricourt verts (thin French green beans). Adjusted the seasonings a bit for personal preference. Will make again. Read More
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