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Green Beans with Almonds

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes

Serves 4

Follow our photos for this easy green bean recipe. The almonds do all of the work. Toast them in a little olive oil, toss in the cooked green beans and in minutes you have an impossibly simple and delicious side.


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Green Beans with Almonds
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Use your fingers or a paring knife to remove the stem end of the beans.
Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.
Add ¼ cup sliced almonds to the skillet.
Cook the almonds, stirring, until golden brown 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat.
This is what golden brown looks like.
Add 1 tablespoon kosher salt to the boiling water.
Cook the beans until just tender, 4 to 5 minutes.
Drain.
Add the beans and ¼ teaspoon kosher salt to the skillet.
Add ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (12 turns on pepper mill).
Return the skillet to medium heat to heat through, 1 to 2 minutes. Use tongs to combine.
Enjoy.

ingredients

2 tablespoons 
olive oil 
¼ cup 
sliced almonds 
1 tablespoon plus ¼ teaspoon 
kosher salt 
1 pound 
green beans, stem ends trimmed 
¼ teaspoon 
freshly ground black pepper 

directions

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the almonds and cook, stirring, until golden brown 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat.

Add 1 tablespoon of the salt to the boiling water then add the beans and cook until just tender, 4 to 5 minutes; drain.

Add the beans, pepper (12 turns on pepper mill) and the remaining ¼ teaspoon of salt to the skillet and return to medium heat to heat through, 1 to 2 minutes. Use tongs to combine.

 


 

helpful hints

  • Buy beans that are bright in color without blemishes and that snap when you bend them
  • Use your fingers or a paring knife to remove the stem end of the beans
  • The darker you toast your almonds the more flavorful they will be

tools needed

Large pot, measuring spoons, colander, measuring cups, tongs

 

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