A quick and easy low carb side of crisp-tender green beans coated in a simple sauce of olive oil, lemon juice and toasted almonds. Easy to make but presents as a fancy side. You may want to double the recipe!
Course: Side Dish, vegetables
Keyword: green beans, healthy, side dish, vegan, vegetarian
Author: Kiki Simpson, Healthy Sexy Kitchen
16ouncesfresh green beans(454g)
3tablespoonswatermore if needed
1tablespoonextra virgin olive oilor cooking oil of your choice
⅓cupsliced or slivered almondsOr nut of your choice
2teaspoonslemon zestabout half a lemon
wedgesfresh lemonfor serving
Wash and trim green beans. Place them in a skillet with just enough water to cover the bottom of the skillet. Turn heat to medium-high.
Cover and steam until just about tender, stirring once or twice and checking to be sure the pan is not dry. This should take about 7-8 minutes or so, depending on the size of your beans.
Remove the lid, pour off any remaining liquid and add cooking oil. Toss and saute for about 1 minute. Add the almonds (or other nuts) and continue to fry until there is a slight char on beans and almonds, about 1-2 minutes more. Add a squeeze of lemon juice and stir.
Remove to a platter, top with lemon zest and serve. If you'd like a little extra zing, squeeze more lemon juice over the dish just before serving.