Green Bean Almondine
Fresh green beans sauteed in a light butter and lemon sauce.
Servings: 6 people
- 1 pound fresh green beans washed and trimmed
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- 2-3 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 lemon
- salt and pepper
Cook beans for 2 minutes in boiling water. Water should be at a rolling boil before you add beans.
Drain beans in a colander and then cool in a bowl of cold water. Once cooled drain beans again. Remove all excess water from beans.
In a large saute pan, melt butter. Once melted add almonds.
Cook over low heat until slightly browned. 3-4 minutes. Remove almonds.
In same pan add garlic and beans.
Continue cooking until beans are heated through.
Add almonds and stir.
Turn off heat, squeeze 1/2 lemon over top.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
To make ahead:
- Wash and trim beans
- Blanch beans in boiling water and then place into an ice bath
- Drain beans
- Place beans in a covered container and refrigerate until needed
- Follow remaining steps in recipe
Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 760IU | Vitamin C: 14.3mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1.2mg