Lemon Tarragon Green Beans in a bowl with lemon slices in the background

Skillet Green Beans with Lemon & Tarragon

Savor the bright flavors of spring with this Skillet Green Beans with Lemon & Tarragon recipe. 

5 from 7 votes
Lemon Tarragon Green Beans in a bowl with lemon slices in the background
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Skillet Green Beans with Lemon & Tarragon

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 4
Calories: 140kcal
Author: Hallie Klecker


  • 1 pound (454 g) green beans, trimmed and sliced crosswise into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ medium yellow onion , finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced or finely grated
  • 2 tablespoons (4 g) finely chopped fresh tarragon
  • 2 tablespoons (7.6 g) finely chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon (6 g) finely grated lemon zest
  • ¼ cup (26 g) slivered almonds, toasted
  • Kosher or fine sea salt , to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper , to taste


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the green beans, bring the water back up to a boil, and cook for 2 minutes. Drain the beans in a colander, rinse with cold water, and drain again. Set aside. (At this point, the blanched green beans can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 days before proceeding with the recipe, if desired.)
  • In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and stir for 1 minute. Add the green beans, tarragon, and parsley. Cook to heat through, stirring often, for about 3 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the lemon juice, zest, and toasted almonds. Season with salt and pepper before serving.


Nutrition Facts
Skillet Green Beans with Lemon & Tarragon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 1g
Sodium 11mg0%
Potassium 458mg13%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1100IU22%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
Calcium 118mg12%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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