For our side dish this evening I made this easy green beans dish. It takes like 8 seconds to make (not counting the time the beans are cooking - I microwaved, by the way) so once you're finishing up your main dish you can cook this. It was pretty good. We might make it again if we need something easy.
Green Beans With Lemon and Browned Garlic
Cooking Light, September 1997
3/4 cup water
1 pound green beans, trimmed
2 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Bring water to a boil in a large nonstick skillet; add beans. Cook 3 minutes; drain and set aside. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and beans, and sauté 1 minute. Add juice, salt, and pepper; sauté 1 minute.
Yield: 4 servings