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Green Beans with Lemon and Shallots

Green Beans with Lemon and Shallots

I am a daddy’s girl. I have a lot in common with my dad-we both enjoy sports, baking/cooking, flowers, and I even inherited his stubbornness:)  The one thing we will never agree on-vegetables. I love all veggies. I really can’t think of one that I don’t like. My father is the exact opposite. The only vegetables he will eat are corn and green  beans-oh and potatoes-he is from Idaho:) I have tried for years to convince him how wonderful and tasty veggies are, but he is still not buying it:)

My dad was visiting last week so I made green beans to make sure he got at least one serving of vegetables for the week:) I jazzed the green beans up with fresh lemon juice and shallots. I sauteed them until they were bright green. I like my green beans to have a nice crisp crunch, so I was careful to not overcook them.

My dad had a healthy serving of green beans for dinner. I am glad he got some greens into his diet while visitng.

Try this easy, healthy side dish. Green beans go well with just about every meal and they are so simple to make.


Green Beans with Lemon and Shallots


1 pound green beans, wash and snap off the ends
Drizzle of olive oil
1 Tablespoon minced shallots
Juice of one lemon
Salt and pepper to taste


1. In a large saute pan heat the olive oil. Add the shallots. Cook for one minute.

2. Stir in the green beans. Pour the juice of one lemon over the green beans in the pan. Toss the green beans and cook until tender, but still crisp.

3. Season the beans with salt and pepper. Serve warm.

If you like these green beans, you might also like:

White Bean Salad with Zucchini, Green Beans, and Tomatoes from Two Peas and Their Pod
Green Beans with Almond Slivers from For the Love of Cooking
String Beans with Prosciutto, Pine Nuts, and Meyer Lemon from Food Blogga
Roasted Green Beans with Onions and Walnuts from Simply Recipes

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51 Responses to “Green Beans with Lemon and Shallots”

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  4. Corinna — April 9, 2010 @ 6:19 pm

    This was wonderful tonight with broiled haddock, an easy and tasty side that I will be making again. Thank you!

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  6. marla {family fresh cooking} — November 4, 2010 @ 1:08 pm

    These are fresh & fab green beans – thanks for sharing them with me on twitter!

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