Creamy lemon green beans

Creamy lemon green beans

Green beans, meet lemon and cream. Ahh, we knew this combo would be perfect together. Pair this workhouse of an almost-keto side with all of your meat and fish faves!

Creamy lemon green beans

Green beans, meet lemon and cream. Ahh, we knew this combo would be perfect together. Pair this workhouse of an almost-keto side with all of your meat and fish faves!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 10 oz. 300 g fresh green beans
  • 3 oz. 90 g butter or olive oil
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup 240 ml heavy whipping cream
  • ½ ½ lemon, the zest
  • ½ cup 125 ml fresh parsley (optional)

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Trim and rinse the green beans.
  2. Heat butter or oil in a frying pan.
  3. Sauté the beans for 3-4 minutes over medium-high heat until they begin to brown. Lower the heat towards the end. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Add heavy cream and let simmer for 1-2 minutes. Grate the lemon zest finely and sprinkle on top of the green beans before serving. (Or, you can use a knife to cut very thin strips of zest—yellow part only—and add to the dish.)
  5. Add finely chopped parsley before serving.

Tip!

This dish is great with fresh, thin green beans, but you can also use frozen. Just make sure they are properly thawed, or the frying pan will cool down and they will taste more boiled than fried. You can also use yellow beans. Or wax beans. Delicious!

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9 comments

  1. Sandra
    This recipe says "Heat the oil in a frying pan" but the ingredients list only contains butter. Could this please be corrected? Thanks!
    Reply: #6
  2. Jess
    Why is this only 'almost keto' and yellow when it only has 5g net carbs? Could someone explain this traffic light system!
    Reply: #4
  3. Jess
    especially given that the zucchini fries etc have 8g and are supposedly keto?
  4. Josh
    I came to the comments checking for answers but all I found was more confusion.

    This recipe is definitely keto in my books however do note that green beans are a bit sweeter than zucchini.

  5. kristie
    when it says heavy whipping cream do you mean like a redi whip..or the pasteurized heavy cream?
    Reply: #7
  6. kristie
    its states butter or oil.. in ingredients and instructions.
  7. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    when it says heavy whipping cream do you mean like a redi whip..or the pasteurized heavy cream?

    The still liquid heavy cream/heavy whipping cream.

  8. Kayte
    I'm also wondering why this is almost keto?
  9. Michele
    This recipe came out good. Not sure what all the confusion is about. The recipe says olive oil or butter. Heavy whipping cream is whipping cream, not whipped cream or cool whip.

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