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Monday, February 15, 2010

Meyer Lemon & Garlic Green Beans

Green beans are popular in this household and even though I intended to make this recipe with Asparagus, I caved to the demands today. To change things up a bit, I did my usual steaming method but this time quickly sauteed some garlic while the green beans were steaming and then tossed on some meyer lemon rind and juice.

No meyer lemons? No problem, use regular lemons, oranges or tangerine. This is a quick way to change up the old standby and freshen leftover green beans.

By the way, use this idea with other veggies as well--peas, broccoli, your favs!

2 cups frozen green beans, steamed
2 teaspoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, sliced
ring of 1 meyer lemon
fresh meyer lemon juice, maybe 1-2 teaspoons

1. Steam the green beans
2. While steaming, heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a saute pan over medium. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute.
3. Drain green beans, add to saute pan and toss.
4. Pour green beans into a bowl, add meyer lemon juice and rind. Season with salt and pepper , toss and serve.


Unplanned Cooking said...

We often roast broccoli. Lemon would be a great addition to it.

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

I love the bright flavor that the lemon adds to the green beans! I use it on roasted veggies a lot. Yum :)

SashaInTheKitchen said...

looks delicious. I love the meyer lemon addition!

TheFitnessFreak said...

And to think I just got a hole bag of Meyer lemons from a friend. It must be meant to be : )

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