Lemony Green Beans With Almond Breadcrumbs
Lemony green beans
with almond breadcrumbs
A fresh and zippy side dish which makes a nice counterpoint to the other rich foods.
Ingredients - serves 6 to 8:
- 60 gr blanched and slivered almonds
6 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, divided in two parts
1 minced garlic clove
25 gr breadcrumbs
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
Coarse sea salt
Freshly ground pepper
700 gr trimmed, green beans
Lightly toast the almonds in a skillet over medium heat.
Let them cool before transferring to a food processor. Grind until you get the consistency of breadcrumbs.
Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
Add the almonds, breadcrumbs, garlic, and lemon zest and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant and golden. Remove from heat and add in the parsley. Set aside for later.
Pour the lemon juice in a small bowl and slowly whisk in the remaining olive oil.
Season to taste with salt and pepper and put aside.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook until tender which should take about 5 minutes. Drain the green beans, return to the pot, and add the lemon juice and olive oil vinaigrette.
To serve, drizzle the green beens with the remaining vinaigrette and sprinkle with the almond and breadcrumb mixture.
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