Green Beans with Toasted Almonds and Lemon

Green Beans with Toasted Almonds and Lemon Recipe
Oxmoor House
Unless I'm making my grandma's green bean casserole, we like 'em simple around here. The key is finding fresh, crisp beans.

Yield:

Serves 4
Total time: 22 Minutes

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Hands-On: 22 Minutes
Total: 22 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 105
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 6.9 g
Satfat 1.8 g
Monofat 3.9 g
Polyfat 0.8 g
Protein 2.9 g
Carbohydrate 10.3 g
Fiber 4.3 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Iron 1.4 mg
Sodium 128 mg
Calcium 54 mg

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound green beans, trimmed
1 shallot, thinly sliced
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons sliced almonds
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add beans and shallots; cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add 1/2 cup water; cover and cook 5 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender.

2. Melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add almonds; cook 5 minutes or until browned, stirring frequently.

3. Add almond mixture, lemon juice, and remaining ingredients to bean mixture; toss well.

Kids Can Help: For older kids who have practiced their cutting skills, let them trim the ends off the green beans with a child-safe knife. For the younger ones, teach them how to snap off the ends with their fingers.

Note:

Amanda Haas,

Cooking Light Real Family Food,

Oxmoor House

September 2012
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