Lemon-Almond Green Beans
by Jes Mostek
serves: 4
  A fancy and healthy side dish that can be ready in seconds.
  1 (16 oz.) bag   frozen French-cut green beans
  1   lemon, juice and zest
  1/2 c.   sliced almonds
  2 T.   olive oil or melted butter (optional)
  Steam or microwave the green beans to heat through. Drain. Meanwhile, grate the lemon peel (just the yellow part; the white part is bitter) and juice the lemon.

You may toast (just until golden brown and fragrant) or candy the nuts, or leave them raw. Sprinkle the sliced almonds over the top of the hot green beans, drizzle the lemon juice over the beans and nuts (you may drizzle olive oil or melted butter with the lemon juice, if desired) and sprinkle the lemon zest over the top. Serve immediately.