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Lemon-Basil Green Beans


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  • 1 pound green beans
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly-grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil thinly sliced


Servings 4


Step 1

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook green beans 5 to 6 minutes until barely tender. Drain into a collander.

In the same pot over medium heat, melt the butter. Add green beans, lemon zest, salt and pepper; stir to coat. Remove from heat. Toss with basil and serve immediately.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

Carbohydrates: 6 grams
Net Carbs: 3.5 grams
Fiber: 2.5 grams
Protein: 1.5 grams
Fat: 2.5 grams
Calories: 48

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