Lemon Green Beans with Almonds

Lemon Green Beans with Almonds

Almonds are toasted on the stove to add an earthiness to this bright bean side. Kids love pre stringing the beans and juicing the lemons in this healthy veggie side, dressed in citrus. This recipe comes to us from Elyse of Veggie Teens.

Adult: Trim the ends off the green beans.

Kid: “String” the green beans by pulling the tough string from edge of each bean.

Adult: Place 1 cup of water in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add green beans to the pot and cook on medium high for 10-15 minutes, or until beans are bright green and have been cooked to preference.

Adult: While green beans are cooking place the slivered almonds in a dry nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Shake or stir frequently for 2-5 minutes, or until they start to turn golden. Remove from hot pan immediately to cool.

Together: Drain the beans in a colander. Add butter and stir to coat the beans. Sprinkle with lemon juice, salt and toasted almonds.

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