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Lemon Sumac Green Beans

Sumac Green Beans

Green beans are so much more vibrant when paired with tangy sumac and lemon. Skip the whole boiling water routine and just sauté the beans in evoo with a sprinkling of garlic.

For best results, use a great quality extra virgin olive oil. We love Colavita!

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  • 4 to 6Servings


  • ½ lemon, thinly sliced and then slices cut into quarters
  • Extra virgin olive oil, such as Colavita   
  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Zest and juice from ½ lemon
  • 3 teaspoons Jamie Geller Sumac
  • 3 teaspoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Garnish: sumac


1. Heat a large sauté pan, lightly coated with evoo, over medium-high heat. Sear lemon slices for just a minute until they begin to brown. Add green beans, garlic, salt, and pepper and sauté until beans begin to cook through, about 3 to 5 minutes. 

2. Add zest, juice, sumac, and parsley. Continue cooking for another 5 minutes until beans are tender but not mushy.

3. Transfer beans to platter and garnish with additional sumac.

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