Thursday, July 31, 2014

Don't Forget Your Veggies!

I am trying to make a more conscious effort to serve more vegetables as side dishes. Here is a fantastic and easy recipe I found.

Grean Beans Amandine


1 pound fresh or frozen green beans, cut into 2 inch pieces
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup slivered almonds
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt


In a saucepan, bring beans and water to a boil; reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the beans are crisp-tender; drain and set aside. In a large skillet, cook almonds in butter over low heat. Stir in lemon juice and seasoned salt, if desired. Add beans and heat through.

Source:, submitted by Brenda DuFresne. I can't actually find it on their website anymore though. I had gathered this recipe years ago, and just finally got around to trying it. I'm glad I saved it since it isn't on the site anymore!

Notes: I used sliced almonds instead of slivered (it was what I had). I also only used 1 tablespoon of butter, and I increased the lemon juice to my taste (probably more like a tablespoon because I like things lemony).

Oh, and I forgot to cut my green beans into 2-inch pieces. Definitely make sure you cut them! It makes them easier to eat!

This was so good. I definitely wouldn't skip the seasoned salt because it added such a nice flavor.

1 comment:

  1. It's amazing what almonds add to green beans. I usually use slivered, but these look good.