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Lemon Butter Green Beans - Steamed fresh green beans tossed with butter and parmesan cheese.

Lemon Butter Green Beans

Lemon Butter Green Beans - Steamed fresh green beans tossed with butter and parmesan cheese.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon butter, steamed green beans, thanksgiving side dish
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 Serves
Calories 142 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh green beans , rinsed and ends trimmed
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese , for garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill a saute pan or a frying pan with about 1/2 inch salted water; bring to a boil.
  2. Add green beans, cover, and cook until green beans are tender to the bite, about 3 to 5 minutes, depending on how crisp you like your green beans.
  3. In the meantime, melt butter in a nonstick frying pan over medium heat.
  4. Add the zest and continue to cook for about 1 minute.
  5. Drain the beans and wash under cold water until completely cooled.
  6. Put the green beans back in the pan and pour the lemon butter over them; add lemon juice, salt and pepper, and toss to combine.
  7. Transfer to a serving plate.
  8. Garnish with parmesan cheese.
  9. Serve.

Recipe Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 5

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Butter Green Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 142 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 126mg 5%
Potassium 239mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 22.6%
Vitamin C 21.1%
Calcium 6%
Iron 6.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.