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.
Recipe by Pure Grace Farms at