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Buttery Sautéed Green Beans

Buttery Sautéed Green Beans with a good kick of garlic and a hint of lemon juice makes this green bean recipe the PERFECT side dish ready in under 10 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: green beans
Servings: 4 serves as a side dish
Calories: 122kcal
Author: Karina


  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 lb 500 g green beans, ends trimmed
  • Good pinch of coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • Cracked black pepper, to season
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice


  • Heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat.
  • Combine beans and water together with a good pinch of salt (about 3/4 teaspoon). Bring to a boil and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Drain beans and set aside.
  • Heat oil and butter together in the same pan. When butter has melted, sauté the green beans, moving them around in the pan to coat in the oil/butter mixture (about 1 minute). Add the garlic, another pinch of salt, and pepper and sauté until garlic is fragrant (30 seconds).
  • Immediately take off the heat, squeeze over lemon juice through, mix through and serve.


Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g