Bright Green Beans with slivered Almonds
- 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
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.