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Lemon Green Beans with Almonds

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Lemon Green Beans with Almonds

Lemon Green Beans with Almonds
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total prep 110 calories/serving
This will become one of your go-to side dishes -- delicious, easy, and family friendly. Green beans with almonds is a classic preparation, and the addition of lemon gives it a fresh spin.


  • 1 pound green beans
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice, or to taste


  • Trim green beans, then cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces. Cook beans in a 4-quart pot of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes, then drain well.
  • Meanwhile, toast almonds in oil in a medium heavy skillet over moderate heat, stirring, until golden, about 3 minutes. Toss beans with almonds and oil, lemon zest and juice and salt and pepper to taste.