Recipe courtesy of Russell Simmons

Smoky Sauteed Green Beans

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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Kosher salt

1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed 

2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more if needed 

1/2 medium onion, chopped 

2 cloves garlic, chopped 

1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika 

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 

Freshly ground black pepper 


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain well.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the smoked paprika and cook for 30 seconds, stirring. Add the green beans and more oil if needed; cook, stirring, until the beans are well coated, about 1 minute. Stir in the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.