Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Ease of Preparation: Easy


  • Kosher salt
  • 1 pound green beans, cleaned
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Zest of 1 lemon


In a pot of boiling, salted water, blanch the green beans until crisp-tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove and plunge into a bowl of cold water to stop the cooking and set the color.

In a large saute pan, melt the butter. Add the garlic and shallot and saute, stirring frequently, until translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the green beans and saute until heated through. Finish with the parsley and lemon zest. Season with salt. Serve immediately.

Watch Tanya's Kitchen Table Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. ET/PT, or stream full episodes on the Watch OWN app.