-Green string beans – 2 lbs
-Fresh ginger root – 6 inch piece (peeled) – grated is approximately 1/4 cup
-Garlic – 3-4 cloves
-Lemon zest
-Olive oil – about 4 tablespoons
-Almonds – slivered
-Salt and pepper

-Steam or cook beans in boiling water. When tender (about 4 min), cool quickly in cold/ice water to stop cooking.
-Grate ginger
-Toast slivered almonds
-Heat 1/2 of olive oil in large skillet over medium/high heat. Cook 1/2 beans, ginger and garlic until ginger and garlic are softened. Season with salt and pepper. Add lemon zest and toasted almonds. Serve

Note: It is easiest to cook beans, garlic and ginger in two batches (if cooking 2 lbs of beans).