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Lemon Lime Green Beans

One of my favorite bloggers, Heidi Swanson from 101 cookbooks, published this recipe in her new cookbook Super Natural Cooking. All of her recipes use fresh, healthy ingredients and are packed with flavor. These green beans are no exception. They are super simple to make – so simple I almost passed over this recipe thinking they might be too boring. So glad I didn’t! The zest from the lemon and the lime adds a nice punch of citrus flavor while bringing out the freshness of the green beans. I hope you like them as much as I do!

3/4 lb green beans – ends removed
2-3 green onions, chopped (Heidi calls for chives, but I didn’t have any on hand) 
2 Tbs. olive oil
2 Tbs. water
1 zested lemon
1 zested lime
sea salt/ pepper to taste


1.  After trimming the green beans, chop them on a diagonal cut.  They should be about a 1/2 inch.

2.  Add the green beans to a hot pan and coat with the olive oil.  Add the water.  Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.

3.  Remove from heat and add zest, green onions, and salt/ pepper to taste


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