Snappy Green Beans Recipe
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Snappy Green Beans Recipe

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This streamlined side dish is a great way to serve fresh beans from the garden. It's simple yet looks elegant. With its mild seasonings, it complements most any dish. —Tammy Neubauer, Ida Grove, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 58 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 213mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable.


  1. Place beans in a large saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain well.
  2. Remove from the heat. Add the butter, parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper; toss to coat. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Snappy Green Beans in Light & Tasty August/September 2002, p27

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KikiVon User ID: 7188822 35703
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2013

"Delicious. The lemon-butter glaze combo gives them a nice tangy and fresh flavor."

misshildy User ID: 2920878 80136
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2009

"This recipe looks good!"

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