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Quick Charred Green Beans

2 servings
Ejotes asados con limón


  • 8 ounces green beans, ends trimmed
  • 2 lemons, one thinly sliced, one halved
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt, or to taste
  • Pinch crushed red pepper flakes, or ground chile piquín

To Prepare

  • Preheat the broiler. Place oven rack 4 to 5 inches from the heat source.
  • Spread the green beans evenly on a baking sheet. Add lemon slices, drizzle with olive oil and salt, and toss well.
  • Broil green beans for 6 to 7 minutes, tossing and flipping once in between. Transfer to a plate, season with the red pepper flakes or chile piquín, and let each guest squeeze on as much of the remaining lemon as they would like.