French Green Beans With Lemon

French Green Beans With Lemon

1/2 pound haricots verts (thin French green beans) or regular green beans
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh flat-leafed parsley leaves (wash and dry before chopping)
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
freshly ground black pepper to taste

Trim regular green beans if using and in a large saucepan of boiling salted water cook beans until crisp-tender (2 minutes for haricots verts or 3 to 4 minutes for regular green beans) and drain in a colander.

In a bowl toss beans with lemon juice, parsley, lemon zest, and pepper and season with salt.

Serves 4.

Each serving about 16 calories and 0 grams of fat (0% of calories from fat)

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