Steamed Lemony Green Beans

Steamed Lemony Green Beans

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total: 20 min
  • Serving: Serves 6 people

A simple, yet elegant side dish, Steamed Lemony Green Beans is great for the holidays or any night of the week.


  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1-1/2 pounds of green beans, ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon of toasted sesame seeds


  1. Boil a large pot of water. Add the salt and green beans and cook until they're tender (about 4 minutes).
  2. Once cooked, transfer the beans to a bowl of ice water. Drain the bean and pat them dry.
  3. Transfer the beans to a serving dish. Drizzle with the olive oil and lemon juice and toss together.
  4. Sprinkle the lemon zest and sesame seeds over the green beans and serve.

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