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Green Beans with Parsley and Garlic


A sprinkling of herbs or spices will make your favorite vegetables even more delicious.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, October 2005


  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 pound green beans, stem ends trimmed
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook green beans until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain.

  2. In same pot, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium-low. Add garlic; cook until starting to soften, about 2 minutes. Return beans to pot. Add lemon zest and juice, remaining 2 teaspoons oil, and parsley; season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Serve immediately.

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