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