Lemon Green Beans

developed by Church Health Center Wellness

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Serving Size: ½ cup
Makes: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories: 53; Total Fat: 4 g; Saturated Fat: 1 g;
Sodium: 152 mg; Carbohydrate: 4 g; Fiber: 2 g; Protein: 1


  • 1 tablespoon light unsalted butter
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, halved
  • 2 cups green beans, washed and trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  1. Melt butter, olive oil and garlic together on low heat for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and allow garlic to sit in butter mixture for about five minutes.
  2. While waiting for butter and garlic, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, add washed and trimmed green beans. Boil until slightly tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Drain beans and quickly rinse under cold water for only a few seconds (this helps to stops the cooking process and keeps them nice and green!)
  4. Remove garlic from butter mixture and toss green beans in the garlic-infused butter.
  5. Add lemon zest, oregano, parsley, salt and pepper. Toss to coat.

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