Bright Green Beans with slivered Almonds

Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 lbs green beans, ends trimmed
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Directions

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.  

While water is boiling, place almonds in a small dry pan and toast for approximately 5 minutes until golden brown (watch them closely, almonds burn quickly).  Remove from the pan and set almonds aside. 

Once the water is rapidly boiling, add green beans and cook for 3 minutes, until bright green and still firm.  Immediately run them under cold water to stop them from cooking and set aside.

In a large saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat.  Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.  Add green beans and stir to cover with olive oil and garlic.  Heat for 5 - 10 minutes stirring frequently.  Remove from heat and place in a large bowl.  Mix in almonds and lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.