Green Beans Amandine


  • Makes4 to 4 servings

Degree of difficulty: easy


  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds

  • 500 g fresh green beans

  • 2 tbsp butter

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • grated lemon zest, from 1 lemon

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Place sliced almonds in a single layer on a cookie sheet and bake 5-6 minutes, stirring frequently, until toasted. Set aside.

  • Trim beans and rinse. Cook in a pot of boiling, salted water for 1-2 minutes if your gang likes crunchy beans, or 3-4 minutes until tender-crisp. Drain.

  • In a frying pan, melt butter. Add almonds, beans, lemon juice, zest, salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Serve immediately.

  • Makes 4-6 servings.

  • In a serving: 87 calories, 2 g protein, 7 g fat, 6 g carbs, 3 g dietary fibre, 22 mcg folate, 1 mg iron

This article was originally published on May 01, 2010

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