Garlic Green Beans

(Adapted from a New York Times recipe)

1 1/4 pound green beans, cleaned and trimmed

1/4 cup chopped parsley

1 tsp. lemon zest, grated

3 Tbsp. chopped or slivered almonds

Additional chopped almonds

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 Tbsp. olive oil

salt and pepper

1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and when boiling, drop beans into the water. Boil for 3-5 minutes, depending on how crisp you want them to be. Drain and drop the beans into ice water to stop the cooking. Drain and dry off as best you can.

2. Heat olive oil in a pan on medium heat and sauté the garlic until fragrant, about 30-60 seconds. Stir in the beans and sauté for another minute. Then add the parsley, lemon zest and almonds. Mix thoroughly and season with salt and pepper.

3. Transfer to a serving dish and top with the additional almonds.

Recipe by Julie @