Lemon Green Beans

Cooking for Kids

This is such an easy, quick, and delicious side dish my Nanny Kids love that I found on the Martha Stewart web site. A little lemon zest just adds a new and healthy taste to green beans, haricots verts, or wax beans. Adjust the amount of lemon zest to your liking (I used a lot more than the recipe recommends)!

You Will Need:

1 pint green beans, stem ends trimmed

1 tablespoon coarse salt, plus more for seasoning

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 tablespoon (or more to taste) finely grated lemon zest

Freshly ground pepper (to taste)

What to Do:

1. Fill a medium (3-quart) saucepan three-quarters full of cold water. Set over high heat, and bring to a boil.

2. Add salt and beans. Cook until water returns to a boil and beans are tender, 4 to 5 minutes.

3. Remove from heat, and drain.

4. Immediately return beans to saucepan.

5. Add butter and zest. Toss; season with salt and pepper.

6. Transfer to a serving bowl; serve warm.

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