Brighten up your plate with these Lemon Herb Buttered Green Beans that are not only visually appealing but also a treat for your taste buds. The combination of zesty lemon, aromatic herbs, and velvety butter creates a harmonious flavor profile that will elevate your dining experience.
Lemon Herb Buttered Green Beans
- 1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- Zest of one lemon
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
- Add the green beans and cook for 3-4 minutes until crisp-tender.
- While the beans are cooking, melt butter in a pan over medium heat.
- Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant.
- Drain the green beans and add them to the pan with lemon zest, lemon juice, and dried thyme. Toss to coat evenly.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Transfer the green beans to a serving dish and garnish with additional lemon zest if desired.
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories 120, Fat 7g, Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 65mg, Carbohydrates 14g, Fiber 5g, Sugars 5g, Protein 3g