Lemon Almond Green Beans 👩‍🍳

Week 48

This easy recipe elevates green beans into a sophisticated and tasty dish.

Lemon-Almond Green Beans

(makes 4 servings)

  • 1 lb (450 g) green beans
  • ½ cup (60 g) slivered almonds
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice and zest of 1 large lemon
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Steam the green beans: Add about an inch of water to the bottom of a medium pot and place a steamer basket over it. Bring the water to a boil over high heat. 

Add the green beans and cover, reducing the heat to medium-low. Let cook for 5-7 minutes, until the green beans reach your desired level of tenderness. Remove the steamer basket from the heat and let the beans cool for 5-10 minutes.

While the beans are cooling, heat a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the almonds and lightly toast, about 2-3 minutes. The nuts should be lightly brown but not scorched. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

Add the olive oil to the skillet and let heat for 1-2 minutes. Add the green beans, lemon juice and zest, salt, and pepper. Let cook for another 2-3 minutes, until the lemon juice has reduced. Sprinkle the almonds on top. Serve & Enjoy!