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Green Beans + Toasted Almonds

by jenny sansouci on November 21, 2011

For many years, the only green beans I ate on Thanksgiving were in a green bean casserole — complete with creamy soup, fried onions, and lots of cheese. These days, I make a more simple green bean dish — one that actually highlights the green beans instead of hiding them. The toasted almonds give this dish a nice roasty crunch!

It’s super easy to make and will give your holiday plate a much-needed dose of GREEN!

Ingredients (serves 3-4):

  • Green beans – about 2 fistfuls
  • 1 shallot
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup almond slivers
  • Sea salt + pepper to taste

Toast the almond slivers in a dry pan on medium heat until they are brown.

Chop shallot and garlic, add them to a pan with the olive oil. Cook until soft.

While shallot/garlic are cooking, boil a pot of water and put green beans into it — for about 1-2 minutes or until beans are bright green and a little tender. Remove from boiling water and put in ice cold water to stop the cooking.

Add beans, almond slivers, lemon juice and salt + pepper to the pan with the shallot + garlic and saute for about 5 minutes – until everything is well combined and heated through.

Serve!

 




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stacie April 17, 2014 at 11:10 am

Excited to try this recipe for Easter dinner!

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