LEMON-ROASTED GREEN BEANS WITH MARCONA ALMONDS

 

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  • Servings: 8
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Ingredients

  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • 2 pounds green beans -- trimmed
  • 1 onion -- peeled, cut into 8 wedges
  • 6 large fresh marjoram sprigs
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel -- (packed)
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped Marcona almonds or roasted regular almonds

Directions

  • Position 1 rack in top third and 1 rack in bottom third of oven and preheat to 450°F. Spray 2 large rimmed baking sheets with nonstick spray. Combine green beans, onion wedges, and marjoram in large bowl. Drizzle with oil, then sprinkle with coarse kosher salt and pepper. Toss; divide between prepared sheets.
  • Roast vegetables 15 minutes. Reverse sheets. Continue to roast until beans are tender and beginning to brown in spots, about 10 minutes longer.
  • Transfer vegetables to bowl. Add lemon juice, grated lemon peel, and half of chopped almonds. Toss to coat; season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with remaining almonds.

Notes

This recipe came from Bon Appetit magazine, I believe November issue 2007. It is a nice twist on an old classic!

Categories: Beans 

Website Credit: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/LEMON-ROASTED-GREEN-BEANS-WITH-MARCONA-ALMONDS-240415

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