2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed, or
1 (16-ounce) package frozen whole green beans
3 Tablespoons slivered almonds
1-1/2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 Tablespoon olive oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Combine the green beans, almonds, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, garlic powder, basil and pepper in a bowl and mix well. Spread the bean mixture in a 10X15-inch baking pan. Roast at 450 degrees for 10 minutes or until tender and brown, stirring occasionally.
NOTE: Roasting green beans in the oven keeps them tender but still
firm. This is a good dish for an outdoor party since it can be
prepared in advance and held at room temperature.