Orange-Almond Green Beans

Photo by Mark Boughton Photography / Styling by Teresa Blackburn
  • Yield: 8 servings


1/2cup sliced almonds
1tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2pounds fresh green beans, trimmed, or frozen green beans, thawed and drained
1teaspoon salt
1/4teaspoon pepper
1tablespoon water
1cup parsley leaves
2 (4-inch) strips orange peel
1 clove garlic, chopped


  1. Put almonds in a large skillet and toast over medium heat about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate and let cool.
  2. Return pan to stove and increase heat to medium-high. Add oil, green beans, salt and pepper and toss to coat. Add water, cover, reduce heat to medium-low and steam until tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine parsley, orange peel and garlic on a cutting board and chop very finely.
  4. Uncover green beans. Cook an additional 1 to 2 minutes, if needed, to allow extra moisture to evaporate.
  5. Add orange peel mixture and toss to combine. Scatter almonds over the top.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 80
  • Fat 5g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 300mg
  • Carbohydrate 8g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Protein 3g