Green Beans with Almonds


2 servings. 

I found this quick and easy preparation brings out the flavor of this vegetable


  • ½ pound green beans (See Note)

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, approximately

  • Kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • Crushed red pepper, optional

  • ¼ cup sliced blanched almonds, toasted


  1. Trim and discard the stem ends of the beans and rinse. 

  2. Heat the oil in a wok or skillet, add the beans and sauté, covered, over medium high heat, stirring from time to time, until the beans are just tender, about 5 minutes (it will depend on how young and fresh the beans are).  

  3. Season to taste with lemon juice, salt, pepper and combine with the almonds.


I prefer the thin string beans known as Haricots Verts, if you can find them.