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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


  • 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


  • 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

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

Reviews for Green Beans with Almonds

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butterfly3gayle User ID: 3267063 59590
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2011

"The lemon juice and almonds give it a fancy taste and husbands loves beans this way"

MY REVIEW User ID: 6093830 59589
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2011

"Excellent! I don't boil veggies anymore however. Steam or micro them instead."

aschoepp User ID: 3755077 50517
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2009

"I made these beans for a dinner party and got rave reviews....the almonds were so tasty! :)"

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