- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 pound green beans
- 1½ Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1½ teaspoons lemon zest
- 1½ tablespoons olive oil or butter
- Salt and pepper
- In a covered saucepan, bring 3-4 inches of water and the salt to a boil. Rinse the green beans and trim the stem ends. When the water boils, add the green beans and cook until tender, 5-7 minutes.
- When the beans are tender, drain them and return them to the pan. Add the olive oil or butter and the lemon juice and toss to coat. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve sprinkled with the lemon zest. Enjoy!