Green Beans with Parsley and Garlic

This is a great dish to make and have leftovers for later. Healthy, fragrant and really good for your lunch!


Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 pound green beans, stem ends trimmed
4 teaspoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook green beans until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain.
In same pot, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium-low. Add garlic; cook until starting to soften, about 2 minutes. Return beans to pot. Add lemon zest and juice, remaining 2 teaspoons oil, and parsley; season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Serve immediately.

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