Green Beans with Toasted Almonds and Lemon

recipe
If your grocer doesn't carry bags of pretrimmed green beans, start with 1 3/4 lb. of untrimmed beans to get an equivalent amount of beans called for here.

Yield:

6 to 8 servings

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes

Ingredients

2 (12-oz.) packages trimmed fresh green beans
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 large garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Preparation

Cook green beans in boiling salted water to cover 5 to 7 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Plunge beans into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process; drain.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add garlic, and sauté 1 minute or until golden. Stir in green beans, lemon rind, salt, and pepper; sauté 4 minutes or until beans are thoroughly heated. Add lemon juice and almonds; toss well.

Note:

Christmas with Southern Living 2008

May 2008
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