Fancy Pants Green Beans

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4
Author Julie Menghini


  • 2 lbs green beans
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced 
  • 2 tbsp slivered almonds, roasted
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper.


  • Blanch green beans in a large stock pot of well salted boiling water until bright green in color and tender crisp, roughly 2 minutes.  Drain and shock in a bowl of ice water to stop from cooking.
  • Using a skillet, dry roast slivered almonds over medium heat.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add butter.  Once melted add garlic and saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds.  Add the beans and almonds.  Saute until well coated and heated through, about 5 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper if needed.  Add lemon zest.




Serving: 4g | Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 514mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1654IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 3mg
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