Green Beans With Almond-and-Lemon Brown Butter

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  • Serves 4
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 189 calories
    • Calories 76 calories from fat
    • Fat 16 g
    • Sat Fat 8 g
    • Cholesterol 31 mg
    • Sodium 126 mg
    • Protein 4 g
    • Carbohydrate 10 g
    • Sugar 2 g
    • Fiber 5 g


  1. Check 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  2. Check 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  3. Check 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  4. Check 1/4 cup unsalted roasted almonds, chopped
  5. Check 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook until just tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Drain and transfer to a serving bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, brown the butter: Melt the butter in a skillet or small saucepan over medium heat. Swirl or stir the butter with a wooden spoon as it starts to foam and sputter. Remove the butter from the heat as soon as it begins to turn golden brown and smells nutty, about 1 minute.
  3. Add the lemon juice, almonds, and salt. Swirl skillet over heat for 30 seconds more to toast the almonds. Spoon the mixture over the green beans.