Snappy Green Beans

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


6 servings

Updated: Feb. 10, 2022
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
Snappy Green Beans Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  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.

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.