This garden fresh simple green beans recipe with lemon and rosemary dressing is a wonderful way to use your garden fresh green beans with a bit of a twist on flavor rather than the traditional olive oil, salt & pepper combo. I got this recipe from my husband’s uncle who made this for a summer family picnic. It was unique and delicious and I just had to share it with you!
This is a simple green beans recipe using just 4 ingredients – fresh green beans, lemon, butter, and rosemary! The combo of lemon and rosemary is delicious and I’m sure you will enjoy this twist on a favorite fresh garden veggie this time of year!
- 1 lb green beans (can be frozen)
- 3 tbsp melted butter
- 1 fresh sprig of rosemary leaves or 1 tsp. of dried rosemary
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- salt & pepper to taste
- Place 1lb of trimmed and cleaned green beans in a microwavable safe veggie steamer. Steam for 10 min, until tender.
- While the beans are cooking, mix together butter, rosemary, lemon juice, salt & pepper.
- Pour the lemon/rosemary dressing over the beans and toss.
- Serve right away, or let marinate for 30 min. and re-heat for more potent lemon flavor.
Another twist on this recipe is to substitute the 1 tsp. of rosemary and instead add 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg. That is also a wonderful and unique flavor that you can try with your fresh green beans!
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