Lemon-Garlic Green Beans

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 25, 2022
"My brother made this stove top side dish as his contribution to Christmas dinner one year. We liked it so much that it became a mainstay in our household. -Gail Orsillo of Lynnwood, Washington
Lemon-Garlic Green Beans Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook and stir beans in oil over medium heat for 10-13 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the lemon juice, pepper and salt.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 54 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.