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Green Beans with Almonds

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.
  • Makes
    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


  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • xlsalbums
    Sep 13, 2012

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  • butterfly3gayle
    Aug 26, 2011

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

  • linolson
    Aug 17, 2011

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

  • aschoepp
    Jan 23, 2009

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

  • Squirt4
    Jan 26, 2008

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  • Colleen1734
    Apr 13, 2007

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