Green Beans with Lemon and Toasted Almonds

This lemony side dish can be made with regular green beans or the thinner haricots verts.

Total Time:
Level: Easy
Serves: 4


  • 1 lb. trimmed green beans
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon (zest and juice)
  • ¼ c. toasted sliced almonds
  • ½ tsp. coarse salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper


  1. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil.
  2. Boil 1 lb trimmed green beans until tender, about 4 minutes. Drain.
  3. Toss beans with 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, zest and juice of 1 lemon, ¼ cup toasted sliced almonds, ½ tsp coarse salt, and ¼ tsp pepper.

98 cal, 7 g fat (1 g saturated), 3 g protein, 9 g carb, 4 g sugar, 4 g fiber, 295 mg sodium, 0 mg cholesterol per serving

This recipe originally appeared in the January/February 2015 issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life.

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