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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: 49 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 88mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 72204
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2012

"I did not care for this recipe. I think it may have been a lot better if cooked on the stove. I found the green beans to be too rubbery when cooked in the microwave."

gratefulservant_AZ User ID: 635512 144179
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2010

"This is a good, easy, healthy, and pretty recipe. The vegetables are fresh and retain a lot of their nutrients."

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