Lemony Green Bean Salad

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Lemony Green Bean Salad

Here’s a delicious, simple way to make use of all the green beans in your garden. The tart lemon plays off the sweetness of the beans, and a little garlic gives it a kick. For a tasty variation, substitute mint for parsley, or add toasted walnuts or hazelnuts.

Total Time: 20
Yield: 6 servings


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Put 2 inches of water in a medium-size (3- to 4-quart) pot. Arrange beans in a steamer basket and set in pot over water.
Cover pot and bring water to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium.
Steam beans until bright green and tender (but not too soft), 6—8 minutes.
Rinse beans under cold water to stop cooking; then drain well.
Transfer to a large bowl, toss with remaining ingredients,and serve.

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