Green Beans Marcona Almondine


I love Marcona almonds. They are only grown in Spain and have a different flavor and texure from other almonds which makes them fun to cook with.

Sometimes they are too oily but I came upon a large can at Costco and loved having them on hand as they were dry and perfect for adding to recipes.  The brand shown above is also good.  Click here to order if you can’t find ones that aren’t too oily. Sometimes I chopped up the green beans on the diagonal so that they are similar in size to the almonds. It makes it a little easier to eat.

Green Beans Marcona Almondine

3 Tbsp. butter
1/3 cup Marcona Almonds
2 tsp. lemon juice, and 1 Tbsp. lemon zest
2 lbs. green beans, ends snapped
1/2 cup water
sea salt
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Freshly cracked pepper

Trim the green beans and slice into 3rds on the diagonal. Heat the butter in a light colored skillet (not cast iron). Allow the butter to get foamy and slightly brown over medium to low heat. Add the almonds and toss to coat.

Pour off into a bowl and add the zest. In the same pan bring the water to a boil. Add the green beans and a nice big pinch of salt. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes. Remove the lid and allow the water to evaporate over medium-high heat.  Remove from heat and add the almonds, parsley and lemon juice and toss together well. Season with pepper and serve.

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