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Green Beans with Lemon and Thyme

Green Beans with Lemon and Thyme

Replace the fried onions, cream, flour, and butter of a green bean casserole with more refreshing fare. Lemon and thyme pair beautifully with green beans.


Green Beans with Lemon and Thyme

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By: Team Beachbody
12 servings, ¾ cup each
Prep Time
5 min.
Cook Time
9 min.


  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2½ lbs. green beans, trimmed (about 10 cups)
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped lemon peel
  • 3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh thyme


Here are your instructions:

  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.

  2. Add green beans and garlic. Season with salt; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 6 minutes.

  3. Add water; cook, covered, for 2 minutes.

  4. Remove lid; cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until water evaporates.

  5. Add lemon peel, lemon juice, and thyme. Serve immediately.

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