I love fresh green beans, to the point that I eat them raw while snipping ends. I almost prefer them raw to being cooked, but this is a really good, cooked recipe. Try switching it up by using walnuts instead of almonds.

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Fresh Green Beans with Almonds
Prep Time About 10 Minutes
Cook Time About 25 Minutes
Prep Time About 10 Minutes
Cook Time About 25 Minutes
  1. Fill a large pot 2/3 full of water and add a pinch of salt.
  2. Place the pot over medium high heat and bring the water to a boil.
  3. Add the beans and cook for 15 minutes or until crisp tender.
  4. Drain the beans well, rinse with cold water and drain again.
  5. Place the almonds in a dry skillet over medium low heat. Stirring often cook 3 minutes or until lightly toasted.
  6. Place the almonds in a bowl.
  7. Pour the oil into the same skillet and place it over medium low heat.
  8. Stir in the shallots and cook 5 minutes, stirring often, or until tender.
  9. Place the beans into the skillet. Sprinkle with the almonds, salt and pepper and toss gently to combine.
  10. Cook the beans for 2 additional minutes or until heated through.
Recipe Notes
  • Nutritional Information: (approximate values per serving)
    Calories 122;
  • Fat 9g;
  • Saturated Fat 1g;
  • Carbohydrates 11g;
  • Protein 4g;
  • Fiber 3g;
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 104mg

Cook's Tips:

  1. There’s nothing like a good pot of fresh green beans to brighten your meal. These are no exception. Green beans are a great source of vitamins and almonds are especially healthy. Try these beans as a side dish to any of your favorite main course meats. If I don't have good fresh green beans, frozen green beans can be used, just let them thaw before cooking them and adjust your cooking time to about 5 minutes.
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