Fresh is the key to this lovely side dish.

Garlicy green beans with lemon

Serving Size: 4


  • 500 grams fresh green beans
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic, sliced thinly
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. If the green beans are young, you can leave them whole, and just trim of the stem edge.
  2. I prefer to steam then, only until they are al dente.
  3. Meanwhile, slice the garlic very thinly.
  4. In a small sauce pan, heat the oil.
  5. When the oil is hot, drop the garlic in and stir until the garlic becomes golden. Be careful to watch the garlic, as it only takes a couple of minutes, and you don’t want to brown it.
  6. Zest the lemon and after zesting, juice it.
  7. Mix the lemon juice with the olive oil.
  8. Add salt and pepper and lemon zest (reserving a bit as garnish) pour over the green beans and mix well.
  9. Serve warm.