Want a quick and easy side dish recipe that’s also super healthy and has just 1 Point per serving? These Lemon and Butter Green Beans are just the ticket. Quick and simple, yet delicious and healthy.

The sweet butter and tangy lemon help to take the edge off the slightly bitter green bean. The flavor combination is perfect, and these green beans work so well with a variety of main courses.

If you aren’t a fan of traditional Green Bean Casserole that is served at most Thanksgivings, opt for this lighter dish instead. Aesthetically pleasing as it is flavorful, this Lemon Butter and Green Beans Recipe is wonderful Weight Watchers Recipe to keep on hand.

Lemon and Butter Green Beans

A simple, yet delicious side dish, these green beans are perfectly seasoned with lemon and butter and are a great addition to any meal. They also make a quick and easy Weight Watchers Thanksgiving recipe to include on your table this year.


  • 1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed and washed
  • 1 tbsp light butter
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Lemon zest for garnish


  1. Steam green beans until tender, but still crisp, about 5-8 minutes.
  2. Place green beans a medium sized bowl, and while they are still hot add in butter. Toss until butter has melted.
  3. Add in lemon juice and salt. Toss to coat.
  4. Serve immediately.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Diet type: Vegetarian

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, Reduced carbohydrate

Number of servings (yield): 4

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is about 1/2 cup
Each serving = 1 Point

PER SERVING: 47 calories; 1.5g fat; 8g carbohydrates; 2g protein; 4g fiber

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