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Lemon-Pepper Vegetables Recipe

Lemon-Pepper Vegetables Recipe

Our Test Kitchen tossed together this colorful side dish that’s sure to brighten up any dinner table. The mild seasoning lets the veggies’ fresh flavors shine.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 small yellow summer squash, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning


  • 1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine green beans and water. Cover and microwave on high for 5-6 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • 2. Stir in squash. Cover and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Add tomatoes. Cover and cook 30 seconds longer or until heated through; drain. Gently stir in the butter, lemon-pepper and Italian seasoning. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup (prepared with reduced-fat butter) equals 49 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 88 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.