Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
15 Mins
6 to 8 servings

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.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Christmas with Southern Living 2008

Ratings & Reviews

BKT0306's Review

November 19, 2009
Rave reviews from my family, who are real food snobs, very easy recipe too

NitaNookichen's Review

December 26, 2009
Excellent. Easy. Great because you can blanch green beans, grate lemon rind, and mince garlic the night before. Best to toast almonds at the last minute. Keep the green beans crisp, especially if guests take leftovers home. They will be able to reheat without getting mushy beans.

Easy and quick

February 23, 2016
Love the lemon zest.