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Charred Green Beans

charred green beans on black plate with lemon.

These green beans are made with just a handful of ingredients and cook so quickly in a hot skillet. These make a great side dish for a busy weeknight, but they also work great for a holiday dinner.

These green beans are made with just a handful of ingredients and cook so quickly in a hot skillet. These make a great side dish for a busy weeknight, but they also work great for a holiday dinner.

Yield 6
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cracked pepper
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Instructions

  1. Turn oven to warm, or heat to 180 degrees.
  2. Add the green beans, olive oil, salt, and pepper to a large bowl and toss well to combine.
  3. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat until very hot.
  4. Add about ¼ of the green beans to the skillet, trying to keep the beans to a single layer, and cook for 2 minutes without stirring.
  5. Stir the beans and cook for 4-5 more minutes or until charred and tender. 
  6. Transfer to a rimmed baking dish and place in the warm oven. 
  7. Repeat with the remaining green beans.
  8. Transfer all of the beans to a serving dish and sprinkle with the fresh lemon juice. Season with additional salt and pepper, as needed, before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 89Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 362mgCarbohydrates: 11gNet Carbohydrates: 7gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 3g

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