Sauteed Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic

Sauteed Green Bean with Lemon and Garlic


  • 1/2 lb Green Beans -stems twisted off
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, diced into tiny pieces
  • 1/4 fresh lemon
  • oil and/or butter for cooking (we like to use canola for cooking, and add butter or olive oil for flavor)
  • salt and pepper


  • First, we blanched the green beans. Add 1 cup water to your saute pan and heat to a boil. Add the green beans and cook for just a minute or two, so that the green beans turn a bright green and soften a bit. 
  • Next, pour off excess water and set green beans aside. 
  • Add your oil to the pan and warm it over medium heat. Add the garlic and stir (turn down your heat if it starts to brown to quickly).
  • Once the garlic smells fragrant, after a minute or two, add in the green beans. Saute for about 5 minutes - just until they reach your desired tenderness. 
  • Add butter, a squeeze of lemon, and salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot!