garlicky green beans with lemon zest

I've been cleaning up my computer to free up some space and ridding pictures that didn't turn out. I should just delete the crappy pictures right off my camera, to save myself some time, but it just never happens.

Sooooo, as I was sifting through photos, I realized I have some food pictures that I never posted recipes for that go way back to summer!

Remember my green beans fresh from the garden?

I also have another green bean recipe that I'll have to type up for another day.

Sigh, post-it notes and recipe books with the pages dog-earred. Typing out the recipes take the longest time!

But, mmmmmm... garlicky green beans!


garlicky green beans with lemon zest
side dish for 4

2-3 garlic cloves
butter to saute
~ 1 pound of green beans, ends cut
1/2 red onion, sliced thin
1 red pepper, slice thin
salt and pepper to taste.
1/2 lemon, zest and juice

In a hot pan, saute butter and garlic for about 30-60 seconds. Add green beans, onion and red pepper and toss around for 2-4 minutes or until tender. You might need to add 1-2 Tbsp water to prevent mixture from burning. Zest half a lemon and add some juice and saute for 30 seconds. Serve.