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Snappy Green Beans

The buttery and citrus flavors in this brightly colored side dish go with just about any entree. I enjoy it most when green beans are in season. —Tammy Neubauer, Ida Grove, Iowa
  • 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


  • 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.
  • Remove from the heat. Add the butter, parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper; toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 59 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 217mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable.

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  • abreendre
    Jan 10, 2019

    These were surprisingly good. I will use this recipe many times. I like to dress up veggies a little without a lot of work and this is perfect,

  • KikiVon
    Mar 26, 2013

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

  • misshildy
    Mar 31, 2009

    This recipe looks good!