Green Beans Almondine

healthy crunchy green bean recipe with almonds

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!

-Jessica

 

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.

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