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    Orange-Scented Green Beans with Toasted Almonds

    Toasted nuts and fresh orange zest adorn these versatile green beans. Toast the nuts while you steam the beans and you have a polished addition to any meal ready in 15 minutes flat. Double it: Steam the green beans in a Dutch oven instead of a saucepan.

    Ingredients

    • 1 pound green beans
    • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • Freshly ground pepper
    • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

    Instructions

    Step 1
    Place a steamer basket in a large saucepan, add 1 inch of water and bring to a boil. Put green beans in the basket and steam until tender, about 6 minutes. Toss the green beans in a large bowl with oil, orange zest, salt, pepper and almonds.

    Tips

    Tip: To toast sliced almonds, place in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

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