Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Lemony Green Beans

I never thought to use lemon with green beans, but while trying the 3 Day Refresh (I'm on Day 2 now), it was one of the recipes that people reportedly liked.  So I thought I'd give it a try.  Not only was it yummy, but it was quick to cook too!

Given the recipe, one serving equated to about 40 green beans from this brand of French green beans at Costco.  That's about 6 oz.  Of course, if you're not measuring, just cook a bunch and adjust your seasonings accordingly.

I also didn't have a lemon, but I did have lemon juice, so I left out the grated lemon peel.  What a handy dandy bottle.  It's all about quick turn around some times, especially when you're hungry.

6 oz                 green beans, ends trimmed
1 Cup              water
1/2 tsp             extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp                Fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp             finely grated lemon peel
                        sea salt (to taste, optional)

1.  Place green beans and water in medium saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to maintain a gentle boil; cook, covered, for 3-4 minutes, or until tender-crisp.  Remove from heat. Drain.

2.  Combine green beans, oil, lemon juice, and lemon peel in small bowl; mix well.  Sprinkle with salt (if desired).

 Let me know what you think!