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Garlic Lemon Green Beans

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Green beans are a great source of antioxidants, but when smothered in cream based soups and topped with fried onions, the downfalls start to outweigh the health benefits. That’s why I’ve created this healthy alternative to Green Bean Casserole.

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Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic (sliced)
  • 1 lemon (juiced and zested)
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can green beans (or 2 cups fresh green beans – cooked)

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes.

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Add the lemon juice, zest and kosher salt to the pan. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, then add the green beans.

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Toss well and cook for 4-5 minutes, then serve.

garlic green beans, lemon green beans, sautéed garlic green beans, healthy green beans, thanksgiving green beans, recipes, side dishThis dish has been a favorite with my family at the holidays for years. I highly recommend ditching the casserole for this simple, flavorful, healthy alternative!

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♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian (and vegan!)

♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten-free.