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Mixed Beans With Lime Butter

Lois Fetting of Nelson, Wisconsin suggests this simple yet delicious way to showcase beans. "It is best with beans fresh from your garden or the farmer's market," she hints.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 pound each fresh green and wax beans, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh dill
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Place beans in saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.
  • Melt butter in a skillet; add the dill, lime juice and zest, salt, pepper and beans. Stir to coat and cook until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
2 ounce-weight: 85 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 359mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein.

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