Green Bean Almondine

Fresh green beans are so much tastier than the frozen or canned varieties! Try preparing them with almonds and mushrooms with this easy, rhyming green bean almondine. Almondine is an Americanization of the French word amandine; sometimes you find dishes made with almonds spelled amandine.

INGREDIENTS | SERVES 4

1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and chopped

2 tablespoons olive oil

⅓ cup sliced almonds

¾ cup sliced mushrooms

½ yellow onion, chopped

½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice

  • Boil green beans in water for just 3–4 minutes; do not overcook. Alternately, you can steam them for 4–5 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water.

  • In pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add almonds, mushrooms, and onion; heat 3–4 minutes, stirring frequently.

  • Add green beans and lemon juice and heat for another 1–2 minutes.

PER SERVING Calories: 150 | Fat: 11g | Sodium: 0mg | Carbohydrates: 11g | Fiber: 5g | Protein: 4g

Green Beans

Green beans are a wonderful source of vitamins A and C, both antioxidants. They stop cholesterol from oxidizing, which can slow plaque formation in your arteries. They're also a good source of fiber, potassium, and magnesium. Don't overcook the beans; they're best cooked until crisp-tender. They'll also retain more color cooked that way.

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