Green Beans with Orange and Almonds

Prep time:10 min
Total time:20 min

Serves 8


1 lb green beans, trimmed (about 6 cups)

1/4 cup Longo's Sliced Almonds

2 tbsp Longo's Salted Butter

2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

1 small orange, zested and juiced

1/2 tsp each salt and pepper


  • Cook green beans in boiling, salted water for 4 minutes; drain and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process.
  • Set large, non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add almonds; cook, stirring often, for 3 minutes or until almonds are golden (watch carefully). Transfer to bowl.
  • Add butter and garlic to skillet; sauté for 1 minute. Add green beans, orange juice, salt and pepper; cook, tossing beans, for 2 to 3 minutes or just until warmed through. Add half the almonds and orange zest; toss to combine. Transfer beans to serving bowl and sprinkle with remaining almonds and orange zest.
  • Make-ahead
  • The beans can be blanched and the almonds toasted up to 2 days ahead. Refrigerator beans in an airtight container and store almonds at room temperature.

Nutritional Information

Per serving: 80 calories
  • Protein 3g
  • Fibre 3g
  • Fat 4.5g
  • Sugar 2g
  • Carbs 9g
  • Sodium 180mg