Lemon Almond Green Beans

My farmer’s market has had the most beautiful selection of green beans these past few weeks, giving me the perfect excuse to make batch after batch of one of my favorite green bean recipes.


The lemon keeps this dish light and summery, while the green beans provide an impressive amount of the antioxidant mineral manganese, which helps us combat inflammation and supports healthy bones.


This dish makes a great cold snack right out of the fridge the next day too!


Lemon Almond Green Beans


  • ½ pound green beans
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • pinch sea salt



Add a few inches of water to a small pot with a steamer basket and bring to a boil. Add green beans and cook for 5 minutes or until tender enough to be pierced with a fork, taking care not to overcook them. Immediately transfer to serving bowl and add coconut oil, lemon juice and sea salt, tossing to coat evenly. Sprinkle with sliced almonds.