Fresh Green Beans with Almonds

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

Green Bean Almondine

What You Need:

1 1/2 lbs. fresh green beans stem ends removed
1/2 C almonds, chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
2 shallots, sliced
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

How to Make It:

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 walnuts 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.

Makes 6 servings

There‚Äôs 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 hve good fresh green bean, frozen green beans can be used, just let them thaw before cooking them and adjust your cooking time to about 5 minutes.

Preparation Time: approximately 10 minutes
Cooking Time: approximately 25 minutes
Total Time: approximately 35 minutes

Nutritional Information: (approximate values per serving)
Calories 122; Fat 9g; Saturated Fat 1g; Carbohydrates 11g; Protein 4g; Fiber 3g;
Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 104mg

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