Green Beans with Toasted Almonds and Lemon

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
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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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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