Green Beans Almondine
A must have side dish for Thanksgiving, and goes well with all sorts of other meals. Its really not much harder than making boring steamed green beans. You simply stir in a delicious nutty coating. If you want to boost your intake of vegetables, boost their flavor with recipes like this one!
1 lb green beans
1 – 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil, butter, or a combination of the two
1/2 cup chopped almonds
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp salt or to taste
1. Green Beans: Steam the green beans for about 5 minutes, or until they turn bright green and are just barely tender. If you don’t have a steamer, you can also boil them.
2. Almond Topping: While the green beans are cooking, heat the olive oil and/or butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the almonds and cook them, stirring frequently, until you can smell the nuts toasting – about 5 min. Stir in the garlic and cook for about 1 minute more, stirring constantly.
3. Mix: When the green beans are done cooking, put them into the skillet with the almonds and stir until they are coated. Sprinkle with salt. Put the green beans into a serving dish and any almond topping left in the pan can be sprinkled on top.