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Sauteed Green Beans with Lemon Zest and Almonds

This quick and easy side dish recipe of green beans, almonds, and lemons goes well with chicken or fish.

Sauteed Green Beans with Lemon Zest and Almonds

Servings: 4
Author: The Cook
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  • ¼ cup slivered almonds
  • 450 g green beans, stem-end trimmed, and halved
  • cup water
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Italian (flat-leaf) parsley

Recipe Instructions

  • Heat a medium skillet over medium-low heat. When the skillet is hot, add the almonds and toast for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until golden; remove almonds and set aside.
  • Add green beans to the skillet with water, oil, and salt. Increase heat to medium-high, cover skillet, and cook beans for 5 to 8 minutes, until bright-coloured and fork-tender.
  • Uncover and continue to cook for 1 to 2 more minutes, until the water evaporates and the green beans begin to sauté.
  • Turn off heat, stir in toasted almonds, lemon peel, and parsley. Serve immediately.

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