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Green Beans Amandine

 Green Beans Amandine
It's hard to improve on the taste Mother Nature gives to fresh green beans, but Mom has for years using this recipe. I have always thought the crunchy almonds were a super addition. -Brenda DuFresne, Midland, Michigan
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 1 pound fresh or frozen green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt, optional


  • Place beans in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a
  • boil. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain
  • and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, cook almonds in butter over low heat. Stir in
  • lemon juice and seasoned salt if desired. Add beans and heat
  • through. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One 1/2-cup serving (prepared with margarine and without seasoned salt) equals 92 calories, 7 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 50 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.