Absolutely fabulous and so darn easy! A classic French dish of sautéed greens beans and garlic, toasted almonds and a squeeze of lemon. It's bright, citrusy and nutty for a healthy side dish. (Far too delicious for how quickly it comes together!)
In a small skillet over medium heat, toast the almonds, stirring often, until fragrant and golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. (Keep a close watch on the almonds, as they can quickly go from lightly brown to burnt.) Set aside.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet (preferably cast-iron) over medium heat. Add the garlic and shallots and cook, stirring frequently, until the shallots are softened, 2 to 4 minutes.
Increase the heat to high and add the green beans, salt, and pepper. Sauté the green beans until al dente, 5 to 7 minutes. Pour in the lemon juice, and sprinkle with the toasted almonds and lemon zest.Toss to combine. Serve hot.