Green Beans with Rosemary Garlic Butter

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Do you ever have a day where you have your entire menu planned and you begin cooking only to realize you are missing an ingredient? I did that yesterday.

I was all set to make chicken, potatoes, and balsamic green beans. I had the chicken and potatoes in the oven and went to get the ingredients for the beans. Imagine my surprise when I realized I was out of balsamic vinegar!

Green Beans with Rosemary Garlic Butter

As I started panicking I began looking through the refrigerator. Finally the garlic jumped out at me. Looking quickly to the butter dish I grabbed both the garlic and butter, along with the lemon juice, and got cooking.

I winged this side dish but it turned out really good. The beans were tender crisp and the lemon juice brightened up the garlic butter with rosemary sauce I prepared. They were the perfect compliment to the chicken and potatoes.

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Green Beans with Rosemary Garlic Butter (a Hezzi-D original)
1 lb. fresh green beans
2 T. butter
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 t. rosemary
1 T. lemon juice
1/2 t. salt
1 t. black pepper

1. Heat a pot of water over medium high heat. Add the green beans and cook for 5 minutes or until tender crisp. Remove from the stove and strain in a colander. Run cold water over the beans to stop cooking them.

2. In a medium skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Once it is totally melted add in the garlic and rosemary. Cook for 1 minutes.

3. Add the green beans to the skillet and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add in the lemon juice, salt, and pepper and cook for 1-2 minutes.

4. Serve hot.

Easy Green Beans with Rosemary Garlic Butter


  1. Ow yeah…totally been there and one time it happened when I just got home from grocery shopping. Oops…. well thanks for sharing this. A simple dish with lots of flavors in it, and totally love the smell of butter and rosemary.

  2. Bless the dear old lemon for brightening our dishes for dinner and dessert! Must say I’m intrigued by both concepts for your green beans, Heather. Love balsamic vinegar and love the garlic =)

  3. We are still eating green beans raw from the garden, but will soon turn to creative cooking with them. I like the idea of adding rosemary to change the flavor.

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