Lemony Green Beans

Lemony Green Beans (Side Dish)

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Serves: 4 Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons capers, coarsely chopped
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 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.

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