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Lemon Butter Green Beans recipe

This easy but delicious Lemon Butter Green Beans recipe will be the perfect side dish for your next meal! Try this vegetable side dish with your next meal! 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword side dish, vegetable dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 119 kcal
Author Larisha Campbell


  • 1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed and washed
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter (use vegan butter if vegan or dairy free)
  • 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper


  1. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. 

  2. Put green beans into melted butter and saute for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

  3. Add zest from half the lemon and juice from all the lemon into the skillet. 

  4. Add salt and pepper until desired taste. 

  5. Stir to combine and cook for another 4 minutes.* 

  6. Remove from heat and serve. 

Recipe Notes

*Cooking beans for 8 minutes will yield a slightly crunchy texture.  For softer beans, cook for a few more minutes until desired texture achieved. 

**Nutritional facts are just estimates. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates. 

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Butter Green Beans recipe
Amount Per Serving (0.4 lb)
Calories 119 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 8mg0%
Potassium 276mg8%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1050IU21%
Vitamin C 28.1mg34%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.