Green Beans with Almond-and-Lemon Brown Butter

Photo: Quentin Bacon

Add rich, nutty flavor to green beans by topping the steamed beans with a mixture of browned butter and toasted almonds.

Yield: Makes 4 servings
Recipe from Real Simple

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 189
  • Calories from fat: 76%
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated fat: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 31mg
  • Sodium: 126mg
  • Carbohydrate: 10g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugars: 2g
  • Protein: 4g

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

Preparation

  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.
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