Lemon Garlic Green Beans

Lemon Garlic Green Beans

I LOVE fresh, crispy green beans in a cold salad during the holidays! And this dish is so simple and easy to make. If you prefer warm green beans, just bring the water and green beans to a boil and cook for 5-6 minutes until tender!


  • 1/3 cup almond slivers (optional)
  • 1 pound (LB) green beans trimmed
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1 tsp minced garlic (or garlic paste)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • pepper, to taste
  • salt, to taste
  • Procedure

  • In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Blanch green beans for 2-3 minutes, until vibrant and crisp. (For a warm dish, bring water and green beans to a boil and cook for 5-6 minutes, until tender.)
  • Drain and cool under cold water, or in an ice bath.
  • Whisk together olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  • Add blanched green beans and toss to coat.
  • Stir in slivered almonds if desired.
  • Serve cold and devour!
  • Yields ~4 cups
  • 5g total carbs | 2g dietary fiber | 3g net carbs
  • Nutritional Info

    Serving: 1/2 cup
    8 servings
    Calories: 77

    • 5g Carbs

    • 6g Fat

    • 2g Protein

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