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Green Beans with Lemon-Herb Butter

Here's a new herb and citrus twist to jazz up classic green beans.

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  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
package (12 oz) fresh green beans
3
tablespoons butter
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
1
teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
1/4
teaspoon salt
Lemon slices, if desired

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Directions

  • 1 Cook green beans as directed on package; drain.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat butter over medium heat until melted and beginning to brown; immediately remove from heat. Stir in lemon peel, marjoram and salt. Pour over beans; toss to coat. Garnish with lemon slices.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

If you can't find a 12-ounce package of fresh green beans, you can purchase them in bulk. To prepare, wash beans, then boil uncovered 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp-tender.

Be sure to use real butter in this recipe. The toasty flavor that comes from browning is possible only with butter, not margarine. When melting the butter, using a heavy saucepan allows better control over the heat level than a thin pan. Remove the pan from the heat as soon as the butter starts to turn color, as the heat from the pan will continue to brown the butter.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
220mg
220%;
Total Carbohydrate
5g
5%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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