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Green Beans with Almond-and-Lemon Brown Butter

Photo: Quentin Bacon
Yield Makes 4 servings
Add rich, nutty flavor to green beans by topping the steamed beans with a mixture of browned butter and toasted almonds.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup unsalted roasted almonds, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 189
  • caloriesfromfat 76 %
  • fat 16 g
  • satfat 8 g
  • cholesterol 31 mg
  • sodium 126 mg
  • carbohydrate 10 g
  • fiber 5 g
  • sugars 2 g
  • protein 4 g

How to Make It

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook until just tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Drain and transfer to a serving bowl.

    Meanwhile, brown the butter: Melt the butter in a skillet or small saucepan over medium heat. Swirl or stir the butter with a wooden spoon as it starts to foam and sputter. Remove the butter from the heat as soon as it begins to turn golden brown and smells nutty, about 1 minute.. Add the lemon juice, almonds, and salt. Swirl skillet over heat for 30 seconds more to toast the almonds. Spoon the mixture over the green beans.