2teaspoonsfreshly squeezed lemon juice from 1 small lemon
Heat two tablespoons of butter in a large skillet or cast iron pan over medium heat.
Once the butter is melted, add the green beans. Sprinkle with salt. Saute on medium heat until starting to brown and blister, about 5 minutes. Stir occasionally to evenly brown.
Once lightly browned, reduce heat to medium-low and pour in ½ cup of vegetable broth. Cover the pan with a lid and simmer over medium-low heat until the green beans are al dente (see note), about five minutes.
Remove the lid and stir in ½ cup sliced almonds. Saute until excess liquid is steamed off. The green beans are ready when the almonds are toasted and browned, about 5 minutes.
Drizzle with fresh lemon juice and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Enjoy!
Sliced almonds: While you can slice whole almonds on your own, I recommend using pre-sliced almonds. These will be thinly sliced in a way that is hard to do on your own. You can find these at Trader Joe's, online, or in most large grocery stores.
Make vegan by swapping butter with vegan butter or extra virgin olive oil.