Fresh Green Beans with a little Lemon and Almonds

Fresh Green Beans with a Little Lemon and Almonds

This is so yummy and can actually be made all year round. It is a lovely side with chicken (see Easy Peasy Chicken) and is fresh and crisp. Nothing bad in it, and makes a very pretty presentation. I made this with my easy peasy chicken and it was perfection on a plate along with the rice pilaf. ( or any rice)

Ingredients:

1 lb. fresh string beans ( trim off stringy ends)

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

1/4 cup chopped toasted almonds ( just coarsely chop up almonds or throw into mini chopper if you don’t have a good knife.)*

Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper

Directions:

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the stringbeans until crisp tender , about 3 to 5 minutes. I use the pasta colander which fits into the boiling water ( so easy ) Drain and return to the pot. Toss with olive oil, fresh lemon juice, and chopped toasted almonds. sprinkle with lemon zest and season with salt and pepper right before serving.

* to toast almonds, place on baking sheet at 400 degrees for app. 5 minutes, but they burn easily so if you smell them before 5 minutes, remove them from oven.

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