Mr. Food: Lemon Garlic Green Beans

These fresh-tasting green beans are easy enough for a weeknight, but special enough to serve during the holidays. You just can’t beat the bright flavor combo of lemon and garlic. Plus, we love how these Lemon-Garlic Green Beans take just about 15 minutes to make! Quick, easy, and delicious – it doesn’t get any better than that.

What You’ll Need

  • 1/2 pounds fresh green beans, ends trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

What to Do

  1. Place green beans in a soup pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, and boil 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain well.
  2. In the same pot over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in remaining ingredients including green beans and heat 5 minutes or until heated through.

Notes

These make a great alternative to a green bean casserole on Thanksgiving Day. For even more great ideas, check out our collection of 100+ Vegetable Side Dishes for Thanksgiving.