1. Grate and zest 1/2 of a lemon and squeeze the fresh juice from the lemon into a bowl.
2. Mince 2 cloves of garlic and add to bowl.
3. Steam 1 pound of trimmed green beans in water to desired tenderness, then drain and add to bowl.
4. Add 1.5 tablespoons of olive oil to the bowl, toss to coat. Add 1 teaspoon red pepper flake (optional).
Recipe credit: Cabarrus Health Alliance