Orange-Scented Green Beans with Toasted Almonds

Make these Orange-Scented Green Beans with Toasted Almonds

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.

IngredientsMake these Orange-Scented Green Beans with Toasted Almonds
1 pound green beans, trimmed

1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest

1/4 teaspoon salt

Freshly ground pepper, to taste

1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted (see Tip)


Active 15 m | Ready In 15 m

  1. 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 Information 

Serving size: 1 cup; recipe makes 4 servings 

Per serving: 83 calories; 4 g fat(0 g sat); 4 g fiber; 10 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 39 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 779 IU vitamin A; 11 mg vitamin C; 65 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 147 mg sodium; 206 mg potassium

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat