Today's guest post is a simple yet delicious side dish from the very talented Elviira, the author of Low-carb, So Simple. Elviira's blog is unlike any other low-carb blog you may have come across. Apart from stunning photography, you'll find amazing, easy to prepare recipes with no more than 5 ingredients. This is a real lifesaver for all of us with busy lifestyles!
Green beans are naturally low in carbs and contain an ample amount of vital nutrients. As they are quick to prepare and you can vary them endlessly, they can easily become a staple in your healthy lifestyle.
In this side dish green beans get some flavor and tang from lemon juice. Olive oil provides good fats and mild taste. Sliced almonds — which are cooked in olive oil to maximize the toasty, nutty flavor — give texture and crunch. Gently fried garlic complements the flavors with a savory touch.
Serving size about 1 cup
Allergy information for Easy Low-Carb 5 Ingredient Green Beans
✔ Gluten free
✔ Dairy free
✔ Egg free
✔ Nightshade free
✔ Pork free
✔ Avocado free
✔ Coconut free
✔ Fish free
✔ Shellfish free
Nutritional values (per serving, about 1 cup)
Net carbs6.5 grams
Calories from carbs 20%, protein 11%, fat 69%
Total carbs10.2 gramsFiber3.7 gramsSugars4 gramsSaturated fat1.2 gramsSodium298 mg(13% RDA)Magnesium43 mg(11% RDA)Potassium291 mg(15% EMR)
Ingredients (makes 4 servings)
- 1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed (450 g)
- 1-2 tbsp freshly squeezed juice from organic lemon (36 g/ 1.3 oz)
- 1/2 tsp sea salt, or to taste
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (30 ml)
- 4 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1/3 cup flaked or slivered almonds (20 g/ 0.7 oz)
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