Toasted nuts and fresh orange zest adorn these versatile green beans. Toast the nuts while you steam the beans and you have a polished addition to any meal ready in 15 minutes flat. Double it: Steam the green beans in a Dutch oven instead of a saucepan.

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  • Place a steamer basket in a large saucepan, add 1 inch of water and bring to a boil. Put green beans in the basket and steam until tender, about 6 minutes. Toss the green beans in a large bowl with oil, orange zest, salt, pepper and almonds.



Tip: To toast sliced almonds, place in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

83 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 10.1g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 4.3g 17% DV; sugars 2g; fat 4.3g 7% DV; saturated fat 0.4g 2% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 779.5IU 16% DV; vitamin c 11.1mg 19% DV; folate 39.3mcg 10% DV; calcium 65.2mg 7% DV; iron 0.9mg 5% DV; magnesium 35.7mg 13% DV; potassium 205.9mg 6% DV; sodium 146.5mg 6% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 9% DV.

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  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
Healthy and Easy!!! We cooked this side dish for Thanksgiving and glad that I did instead of buying it from Boston Chicken. It's so much healthier and the toasted almonds plus the orange zest spice it up! Pros: Short list of ingredients!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious! I made these last night & they smell amazing! I was surprised the orange flavor wasn't that strong since the scent was dominant. However it definitely added something to the dish because this was the most delicious green beans & almonds I've ever had. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Delicious!! I loved this! They had a hint of the orange flavor and I have always loved almonds with green beans. Super easy to make. Pros: Easy to prepare Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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Rating: 1 stars
Not for me! I did not like this recipe. There was no flavour what so ever maybe it is because I used frozen green beans... I don't know but I just did not like it! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This is similar to a green bean recipe that I fix all the time. I dropped the beans in a pot of boiling water for about 3 minutes and then drain them and put them in an ice water bath. I toast the almonds or walnuts or pecans just whatever nut I have on hand at the time. Then I take the green beans and a shallott that has been sliced thin and put then in a hot skillett with 2 TBS of olive oil and 2 TBS of unsalted butter and saute them until the beans are tender crisp about 6-8 minutes. I add salt and pepper to taste and toss them with the toasted nuts. My family loves this recipe and I am sure they will like the orange zest added to the beans also. Linda Gail Smith Read More