Green Beans with Almonds

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


8 servings

Updated: Oct. 23, 2022
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.


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

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