Green Beans in Lemon Honey

As a diabetic, I have developed a fondness for green beans. I eat them while they cook, with a little salt and a crunch, pretty much any way they will come except when cooked in fatback. This recipe is a nice twist on how I serve green beans to my family and allows me to feel less guilty about serving them almost every night. I discovered this recipe on Kroger’s website. Tweak accordingly.

  • ½ lemon (thinly sliced)
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • 3 cups fresh green beans
  • 1 medium white onion (peeled and chopped)
  1. Slice the lemon into wedges no thicker than ⅛”. In a small saucepan, combine the lemon slices with the butter, honey, vinegar, and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir together the cornstarch and water until you have a light paste. Stir this into the lemon mixture. Bring to a boil, then cook on low heat for about 3 minutes. Stir in the parsley.
  3. Place the green beans and onions in a large saucepan and pour the lemon mixture over them. Cook over medium heat, covered, for 15 minutes or until the beans are cooked through but not soggy.

Post Author: Stephanie

Stephanie Ayers writes speculative fiction, where horror and fantasy collide. She is a self proclaimed word whisperer and unicorn living in Ohio disguised as a human. She mothers her children and avoids all things housework and zombies. When she isn't doing any of these things, she can be found browsing thrift stores and flea markets with her husband, attending football games with her son, or binging on TV shows.

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2 Replies to “Kitchen Smack: Green Beans in Lemon Honey”

  1. This sounds amazing! I will have to try this. My house has picky eaters and we eat a LOT of green beans…

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