Lemony Green Beans

Lemony Green Beans (Side Dish)

No ratings yet
Print Rate
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4


  • tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil
  • tablespoons  capers, coarsely chopped
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • lb. green beans, trimmed
  • 1/4  cup  slivered almonds, toasted


  • Whisk together oil, capers, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a large measuring cup.  I like to use a measuring cup instead of a bowl because it’s much easier to pour the dressing over the cooked beans.  Set vinaigrette aside.   
  • Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil; add beans and cook till tender, 3-4 minutes.  Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a large bowl of ice water.  This prevents the beans from continuing to cook.  
  • Drain beans and toss with vinaigrette; adjust seasoning to taste and garnish with zest and slivered almonds.
Have you made this recipe?I'd love to know! Leave a comment or recipe rating and tag me @amenuforyou on social media!

No Comments

Leave a Reply

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.