Lemon Garlic Herbed Green Beans

10 Sep Lemon Garlic Herbed Green Beans

Lemon Garlic Herbed Green Beans

Peppery green bean dish seasoned with garlic, thyme and lemon.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Author Linda Hughey

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. fresh French green beans
  • 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 c. salted butter
  • 4 large garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper freshly ground
  • 2 T. fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 lemon
  • bowl of ice water

Instructions

  1. Trim ends of green beans and wash.
  2. Drop beans in boiling water and cook until tender but firm, about 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer beans to bowl of ice water to stop cooking process. Strain.
  4. In a large sauce pan, melt butter in olive oil.
  5. Add minced garlic to melted butter and oil mixture on low heat.
  6. Sauté until you smell the aroma of garlic. Do not brown the garlic! (About one minute).
  7. Drain green beans and add to the garlic mixture.
  8. Add black pepper and thyme leaves.
  9. Toss to mix.
  10. Remove from heat when beans have heated.
  11. Squeeze lemon juice over beans.
  12. Toss and serve.

Recipe Notes

Potassium: 42
Sodium: 108
Phosphorus: 23