Green Beans With Lemon and Thyme

Green Beans With Lemon and Thyme

What do you get when you replace the fried onions, cream, flour, and butter of traditional green bean casserole with lemon, thyme, and garlic?

A refreshing, flavorful, healthier side dish for the holidays!

4.34 from 6 votes

Green Beans With Lemon and Thyme

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 14 mins
Servings 12 servings, ¾ cup each
Calories 42 kcal


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


  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.

Nutrition Facts
Green Beans With Lemon and Thyme
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 42 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 101mg4%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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