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Zesty Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic: A Quick and Refreshing Side Dish

Elevate your dinner table with a burst of freshness! Our Cooked on Propane green beans with lemon and garlic recipe is a delightful twist on a classic side dish, bringing together the vibrant flavors of crisp green beans, zesty lemon, and aromatic garlic. Quick to prepare and versatile enough to pair with red meat, poultry, fish, or any meal – our recipe is a surefire way to add a touch of brightness and flavor to any dish.

We recommend pairing this side dish with any of our following recipes:
Red Meat:




Zesty Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Course Side Dish
Servings 4 people


  • 1 Propane Stove


  • 1 lb Green Beans washed and trimmed
  • 1 Lemon
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 cuptbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Optional Ingredients

  • Red Pepper Flakes for a hint of heat
  • Slivered or Sliced Almonds for flavor and texture


  • Prepare the Green Beans: Wash the green beans thoroughly and trim the ends. If you prefer a more tender texture, blanch the green beans in boiling water for 2 minutes, then immediately transfer them to an ice bath to stop the cooking process.
  • Sauté the Garlic: In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes until it becomes aromatic. Be careful not to burn the garlic as it can turn bitter.
  • Cook the Green Beans: Add the prepared green beans to the skillet. Stir well to coat the beans evenly with the garlic-infused oil. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until the green beans are tender-crisp, stirring occasionally.
  • Add Lemon Zest and Juice: Sprinkle lemon zest over the green beans for a burst of citrus flavor. Squeeze the lemon juice of one lemon over the beans, stirring to combine. Begin with half the lemon for flavor, and add more based on preferences.
  • Seasoning: Season the green beans with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add optional toppings: For an extra kick of heat, sprinkle red pepper flakes. If you’re searching for a little more crunch, sprinkle the sliced or silvered almonds for some extra texture and flavor

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