Bacon Green Beans Almondine
Servings: 6 servings
Green beans almondine are loaded with bacon, almonds, lemon zest, and chili flakes for a quick and delicious side dish.
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- 1 pound green beans trimmed
- 5 slices bacon chopped
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2/3 cup almonds sliced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice fresh
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon chili flakes to taste
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest from 1 lemon
Boil a pot of water over high heat. Add green beans, and cook for 3-5 minutes or until tender crisp. Remove from water and immerse in ice water immediately to stop cooking.
Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Add bacon, and cook until crispy. Remove bacon, reserving bacon grease.
Reduce heat to low, add butter. Add in almonds, and cook until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about another minute.
Add lemon juice, then add green beans. Stir in salt (if desired), pepper, and chili flakes to taste. Cook until heated.
Garnish with fresh lemon zest when serving.
Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 320mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 679IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 2mg