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Lemony Green Beans

These deliciously lemony flavored green beans are quick and easy to make using an Instant Pot or pressure cooker. Lemony Green Beans are the perfect side for almost any meal and take only about 10 minutes to make using an electric pressure cooker or Instant Pot.

Lemony Green Beans go well with any meal that needs a flavorful side dish that can be cooked in little or no time. Lemony Green Beans are a fabulous side to serve with chicken, fish, beef, any roast, pork chops, or even meatloaf! 

 

These deliciously lemony flavored green beans are quick and easy to make using an Instant Pot or pressure cooker. Lemony Green Beans are the perfect side for almost any meal and take only about 10 minutes to make using a pressure cooker or Instant Pot.Have you used an electric pressure cooker or Instant Pot? Gone are the days of the old scary Pressure Cookers that have the rocking pressure valve. I was afraid of it since a small child. I love using my electric pressure cooker without fear due to the safety features. I also prefer my Crock-Pot pressure cooker over the Instant pot model. The price is right, and it does everything the Instant Pot model does. I love the fact you can replace almost 5-6 small appliances with just one.

 

 

These deliciously lemony flavored green beans are quick and easy to make using an Instant Pot or pressure cooker. Lemony Green Beans are the perfect side for almost any meal and take only about 10 minutes to make using a pressure cooker or Instant Pot.This Electric Pressure cooker lemony green beans recipe is vegan, gluten-free, plant-based, and dairy-free, so feel free to serve it to your guests who have eating restrictions or a Vegan Lifestyle. The ingredients are straightforward and easy to find. You probably already have them on hand now.

 

Ingredients List

  • Garden Fresh Organic Green Beans or fresh Green Beans from the market
  • Water
  • Organic Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Lemon Zest
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black peppercorns

 

These deliciously lemony flavored green beans are quick and easy to make using an Instant Pot or pressure cooker. Lemony Green Beans are the perfect side for almost any meal and take only about 10 minutes to make using a pressure cooker or Instant Pot.

 

 

 

Tips for making fresh green beans:

  • Place the fresh green beans in a colander.
  • Wash the organic fresh green beans thoroughly in cold water.
  • Inspect all the green beans for any blemishes. If they have dark or soft spots, remove them.
  • Remove the fresh green beans from the wash water.
  • Rinse the green beans again in cold water.
  • Break off the ends of the beans as you wash them.  You can leave the green beans whole or cut into desired lengths. 
  • Make sure all the green bean pieces are similar in length, so they cook evenly.

 

 

Equipment needed

  • Colander 
  • Electric pressure cookers  such as a Crock-Pot or Instant Pot
  • Kitchen knife
  • Microblade or grater
  • Large bowl to serve

 

 

 

Frequently asked questions

  1. How do I zest a fresh lemon?  I zest my lemons using a Microplane, just by rubbing the lemon in one direction against the blades. Turn the lemon as you go so you will remove only the yellow part.  You can also use a grater, vegetable peeler, or a knife. Remember, only remove the yellow part as the white part is bitter.
  2. Can I use bottled lemon juice in the recipe instead? I am not a fan of concentrated lemon juice and do not recommend it. However, in a pinch, I would drastically cut the amount down and taste as you go due to the strong acidic flavor it gives.
  3. Can I use vegetable oil instead of the Extra-Virgin olive oil? The flavor isn’t the same and tastes wise; it’s not very enjoyable.
  4. Can I use dried lemon zest that you buy in the spice and baking aisle instead of fresh lemon zest? I do not recommend it. The flavor isn’t the same.
  5. Can I use frozen green beans in the recipe? You can, but you will have to be careful they do not overcook. Remember, you are only steaming the fresh green beans 1 minute on low pressure. By the time your Electric Pressure Cooker heats that are done.
  6. Can I freeze the Lemony Green Beans? I do it all the time and then just thaw on the counter and heat for a few minutes. They taste the same!

 

 

 

 

These deliciously lemony flavored green beans are quick and easy to make using an Instant Pot or pressure cooker. Lemony Green Beans are the perfect side for almost any meal and take only about 10 minutes to make using a pressure cooker or Instant Pot.
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4.81 from 31 votes

Lemony Green Beans

Lemony Green Beans are the perfect side for almost any meal and take only about 10 minutes to make using an electric pressure cooker or Instant Pot.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 min
Heating time7 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant pot Green Beans, Lemony Green Beans
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 45kcal
Author: hmccallum

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh green beans cleaned and cut
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon organic extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • freshly cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Wash the green beans thoroughly in cold water to remove any debris.
  • Trim both ends of green beans and inspect for any dark spots or softs spots
  • Rinse the green beans again before placing them in the instant pot with ½ cup of water.
  • Cook on low pressure for 1 minute. Note it takes 5-7 minutes for the pressure cooker to heat. The beans will be cooing during that time.
  • Once the timer goes off, vent the steam from the pressure cooker by moving the pressure release handle to release. Do not put your hands or face near the vent when releasing the hot steam. Open the pressure cooker lid once all steam has been released.
  • Remove the beans from the pressure cooker to a clean bowl and drain of all water. Combine with the remaining ingredients, using plenty of black pepper. top with the lemon zest.

Nutrition

Calories: 45kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 522IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg

 

 

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These deliciously lemony flavored green beans are quick and easy to make using an Instant Pot or pressure cooker. Lemony Green Beans are the perfect side for almost any meal and take only about 10 minutes to make using an electric pressure cooker or Instant Pot.

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25 Comments

  • Reply
    Jo
    June 22, 2020 at 4:44 am

    My favourite person loves green beans. This simple and clean flavor of lemon and oil was delicious tasting.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      July 6, 2020 at 8:49 am

      Hey there Jo! Glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe.

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    Jagruti's
    June 22, 2020 at 2:51 am

    I love green beans and your recipe is simply wonderful – especially with the lemon. Thank you for providing helpful information to cook green beans in the best way 🙂 I will be making this recipe again!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      July 6, 2020 at 8:49 am

      Thank you for the positive feedback on the Lemony Green Bean recipe!

  • Reply
    Sam
    June 22, 2020 at 2:07 am

    These green beans were so fresh tasting and vibrant! I love the pairing with lemon, it was delicious. I Will have to make it again soon!

  • Reply
    Tatiana K.
    June 22, 2020 at 12:42 am

    Adding lemon is such a great way to bring the flavor of the green beans! I loved it! I will be saving this recipe.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      October 14, 2020 at 7:14 am

      Thank you so much, Tatiana! I appreciate the feedback!

  • Reply
    lakita
    June 21, 2020 at 11:49 pm

    These lemony green beans were so so good! I Loved how simple and fresh the ingredient list was, simple recipes are my absolute favorite!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      October 14, 2020 at 7:14 am

      Good morning, Lakita! Thank you so much!

  • Reply
    Paige
    June 21, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    These were perfect as a veggie side dish, and the family enjoyed them at our last meal.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      October 14, 2020 at 7:15 am

      Hey there, Page! Thank you so much!

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