If you want to save a few minutes on the preparation of this dish, clean and trim the edges of the green beans the night before. I just cleaned and trimmed the beans while the water was coming to a boil.
These Lemon Rosemary Green Beans use a little bit of fresh chopped rosemary. I always have rosemary growing on our patio. I love the way it smells and it is great for cooking. If you don't have any fresh rosemary around, you can use dried. The green beans will taste fine.
Lemon Rosemary Green Beans
adapted from Southern Living Homestyle Cooking
- 2 lb small fresh green beans
- 3 Tbsp butter
- 1 Tbsp minced fresh rosemary (1 tsp dried)
- 1/2 tsp grated lemon rind
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
Wash and trim green beans. Cook beans in boiling water for 8 minutes. Remove beans to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Drain.
In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add beans, rosemary, lemon rind, salt and pepper. Cook 2-3 minutes. Serve immediately.