Thursday, January 6, 2011

Green Beans Almondine

1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans cut into 1-inch pieces (6 cups)
3  teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons butter, melted
1/4 cup sliced almonds

Cook fresh green beans in a covered saucepan, with a small amount of  boiling water for about 12 to 15 minutes or until crisp-tender.  Meanwhile,  stir together lemon juice and melted margarine in a small bowl. Toast almonds in  a small skillet over medium heat until golden, 5 to 7 minutes, stirring  constantly. Pour lemon mixture over green beans; toss to coat. Gently stir in  toasted almonds. Serve immediately. Makes 8 servings.

Make-Ahead Tip: Up to three days ahead, toast nuts, or keep already toasted nuts in your freezer.