Lemon-Parsley Green Beans

Lemon-Parsley Green Beans

Side Dish Vegetables Green Beans

This is a delicious lemony, fried green bean recipe. I found it while shopping one Saturday at the local produce market.

Servings per recipe: 4
Calories per serving: 119
Preparation time: 5m
Total cooking time: 16m


  • 1 pinch white sugar
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges


  • 1   Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat: add sugar, and beans. Cook until beans are bright green and tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain, and place in a large bowl of ice water to stop cooking.
  • 2   Combine the butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; cook until butter melts. Stir in the garlic; cook until pale beige and fragrant. Stir in the beans; cook until wilted, and garlic is dark brown, about 4 minutes. Toss beans with parsley and lemon zest, and cook 1 to 2 minutes more. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer beans to a serving dish, and garnish with lemon wedges.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 8.4g 13%
    Saturated Fat 4.0g  
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 51mg 2%
Potassium 310mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 12.5g 4%
Dietary Fiber 5.5g 22%
Protein 2.7g 5%
Sugars 2g  
Vitamin A 1286IU  
Vitamin C 47mg  
Calcium 71mg  
Iron 2mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 1mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 34mg  
Folate 50mcg