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.
Total Time: 10 minutes
- 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.
Add the lemon juice, zest and kosher salt to the pan. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, then add the green beans.
Toss well and cook for 4-5 minutes, then serve.
This 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!