Green Beans Amandine

Health Monitor Staff
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Makes 6 servings

1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed
1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup sliced almonds
1 tsp chopped garlic (about 1 clove)
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
¼ tsp kosher salt

Bring 3 quarts of water to a boil in a large saucepot. Add the green beans to the boiling water and cook until bright green and tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove to a bowl of ice water, then drain.

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, about 1 minute. Add the sliced almonds and cook until lightly toasted, about 4 minutes. Add the chopped garlic and cook until light golden brown, about 1 minute. Stir in the lemon juice.

Add the green beans to the skillet and toss until coated. Season with salt. Toss until the green beans are heated through, about 2 minutes. Remove the green beans to a warm serving plate. Serve immediately. 

Nutrition facts (per serving): calories 72, fat 15 g (saturated fat 0 g), cholesterol 1 mg, protein 2 g, carbohydrates 7 g, fiber 3 g, sodium 101 mg, sugar 3 g

April 2013