Green Beans Almondine (2 Net Grams)


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Green Beans Almondine

Green Beans and Holidays

Thanksgiving  always elicits visions of green beans casserole dancing inside my head. Nothing was as comforting as a huge helping of this delicious casserole. It’s a holiday dish that most everyone has had at one time or another. Since its introduction it’s still considered a holiday comfort classic.  Today it remains as one of those iconic dishes one sees again and again at holiday gatherings around the country.

Green beans casserole is something I looked forward to along with stuffing and turkey gravy. Skip everything else except the pumpkin pie and I was one happy camper. This is not one of those things I remember from my childhood. My mother has never liked onions in any shape or form. My love for this dish with French fried onion rings was not to be realized until I moved away and started making it on my own.

A Low Carb Alternative

Observing a low carb lifestyle has its challenges. Coming up with something to replace this comfort classic was to became a new challenge for me. Green beans almondine is not something new. I have had it dozens of times dining out and on occasion as an alternative side dish at numerous holiday gatherings. It is a very easy, elegant and extremely satisfying side dish to prepare that pairs up well with anything it’s served with.

What I have always loved about this dish is the toasted almond crunch and the subtle hit of buttery lemon you get with each delicious bite. I made this dish my own by elevating the flavor profile of the lemon by adding lemon zest. That additional zing is what makes this almandine sing and rise a notch above the rest. It’s my delicious new something that erases those moments from days past for good. What I like best though is that its quick and easy to make and not something you have to reserve making for the holidays anymore. From my kitchen to yours, happy low carbing. Mike

 

 

 

 

 

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Green Beans Almondine
I made this dish my own by elevating the flavor profile of the lemon by adding lemon zest. That additional zing is what makes this almondine sing and rise a notch above the rest. What I like best though is that its quick and easy to make and not something you have to reserve making for the holidays anymore.
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Prep Time 10 Minutes to clean up the beans and prepare the almonds, lemon and butter.
Cook Time 10 Minutes to boil and cook the beans.
Passive Time 1 Minute to toss and serve the beans.
Servings
3/4 cup servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 Minutes to clean up the beans and prepare the almonds, lemon and butter.
Cook Time 10 Minutes to boil and cook the beans.
Passive Time 1 Minute to toss and serve the beans.
Servings
3/4 cup servings
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Fill a 2 quart saucepan a little over half ways with water and set over medium heat. Let it come to a rolling boil.
  2. While you are waiting for the water to boil clean off the stringy end of your green beans. When the water is ready add the beans, cover and then set the timer for 10 minutes to cook.
  3. While the beans are cooking place the butter in a skillet and place over medium heat to melt. Add the almonds and stir till the almonds start turning a golden brown. Remove them from the heat and add the lemon juice and zest.
  4. When the beans are done drain them and add them to the skillet and toss in the butter mixture till they are glistening. Put the dressed beans on a serving plater and top with the almonds. Sprinkle a liberal amount of sea salt flakes over the beans to your own preference before serving.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts - Calculated using My Fitness Pal
Servings 4.0 - 3/4 Cup Servings

Calories 166

Fat 13g, Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 1mg, Potassium 5mg, Total Carbs 6g, Fiber 4g, Sugars 1g,
Protein 6g, Net Grams 2g

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Mike

Mike is a proud UCLA Bruin and low carb recipe enthusiast. He resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his dog Bella. Together they are living the Dream.

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