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Simple Skillet Green Beans

This simple skillet green bean recipe with lemon and garlic goes great with any meal and only takes 15 minutes to make!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keywords easy, gluten free, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 70 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, ends trimmed
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet with a fitted lid, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the pepper flakes and green beans and toss with tongs or a spoon until the green beans are coated with the olive oil. Cover the pan and reduce the heat to medium. Cook for 7 minutes, stirring every minute or two so the green beans don’t burn. You want them to be blistered and tender, but still have a little “snap.”
  2. Remove the lid and add the garlic, stirring to coat the green beans. Add the lemon zest and juice, toss, season with salt and pepper to taste, toss again, and serve immediately.