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Green Beans with Almonds Recipe

Green Beans with Almonds Recipe

A touch of lemon juice gives a fresh taste to this simple side dish from Ruth Andrewson of Leavenworth, Washington. "Slivered almonds look so pretty with the French-style green beans, and they add a tasty crunch, too," she notes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen French-style green beans
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • 1. Place beans in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet over low heat, toast almonds in butter. Remove from the heat; stir in lemon juice and salt. Drain beans. Add almond mixture and toss to coat. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 107 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 134 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.