Simple and Tasty Green Beans


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste (optional)


Place green beans, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper into a resealable plastic bag; marinate for 10 minutes.

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Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

Spread green beans into a shallow baking pan; place under the broiler and cook until barely tender, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.