Green Beans Almondine with a Lemon Twist

Green Beans Almondine With a Twist of Lemon


Green beans are plentiful here at Pure Grace Farms right now. One of my husband’s favorites, I could fix them every night and he would be thrilled. Tim is the one that usually takes the trip to the garden to pick them. He says he wants to help, but secretly I think it really has to do with the fact that he likes them best straight off the vines. I prefer them lightly blanched so today’s recipe highlights my favorite way to cook green beans. Steamed till crisp tender and lightly buttered with lemon and almonds. Whole food at it’s best! I hope you enjoy them. Green Beans Almondine With a Twist of Lemon

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Green Beans Almondine with a Lemon Twist
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Serves: 6 servings
  • 1 lb tender new green beans, washed with stem ends trimmed
  • ⅓ cup raw blanched slivered almonds
  • 1 tbsp butter, unsalted
  • 1 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 2 tsp freshly grated lemon zest
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  1. Place a steamer basket in to a large saucepan and fill with water just below the level of the steam basket.
  2. Bring water to a boil.
  3. Add green beans to steam basket, cover and steam green beans for 4 minutes.
  4. Remove green beans immediately, drain.
  5. Meanwhile melt butter in large skillet.
  6. Add almonds and stir continuously until butter and almonds begin to color. Remove from heat.
  7. Add green beans, sea salt and pepper. Toss well until beans are coated with the butter.
  8. Return to medium high heat and cook for a minute or two until beans are warmed.
  9. Sprinkle with lemon zest and serve immediately.

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    • says

      This recipe is as simple as it gets. I have no doubt you could pull it off. Let’s make a little trade. I’ll give you some of my cooking skills and you share your baking prowess. Deal?

  1. says

    I love green beans! I was sad that I didn’t have the space to grow them myself this year, but have indulged in a few bunches from the store. I’m curious to try out this variation! Thank you for sharing with us at the Merry Monday Link Party! Hope to see you again next week.

  2. says

    We do love our green beans, the addition of lemon zest and almonds sounds great. Sometimes we just eat a whole plateful for a meal. Thanks for sharing this weekend and the mention too.
    Are the colors of leaves changing in Idaho yet?
    Enjoy your weekend, Happy Fall!!
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    • says

      The weather is turning and the leaves are following suit. I love looking out the window at the beautiful maples. Fall is lovely. Thanks for stopping by and sharing. It is always a special treat when you do.

    • says

      I staggered my crops so while one of my green been plantings is slowing down, the other area is picking up steam. I will have beans until the frost sets in. Yum. Thanks Michelle for stopping by. Always a pleasure.

  3. says

    Your beans look so good, Shari, and leave me craving some fresh, green food! We didn’t grow any this year, and our farmer’s markets are long gone, but I’m looking some up at the grocery store this weekend so I can make these.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe. Sharing on FB & Twitter today, and pinning.
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