Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

Move over plain green beans for a side serving of Olive-Almond Green Beans. The kalamata olives give these beans its saltiness, toasted almonds a bit of crunch, and a touch of citrus thanks to lemon rind.

How to Make It

Cook green beans in ­boiling water in a large saucepan 3 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain well. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add green beans, ­almonds, olives, lemon rind, and salt. Cook bean mixture 2 minutes, tossing well.

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Ratings & Reviews

Great side!

October 07, 2015
Easy too.  I used lime zest instead of lemon because that was what I had on hand.  Really liked the combo of flavors in this dish.  Will make often.

MrsDana's Review

January 12, 2013
Delicious and easy to cook. I steamed the green beans which took a little longer than what the recipe said. The olives added a nice saltiness and the green beans and almonds add a yummy crunch. Definitely will make again!