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Almond Green Beans

Photo: Randy Mayor; Stylist: Cindy Barr
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 cup)
This simple side dish of Almond Green Beans comes together easily and quickly. Toasted almonds add extra flavor and crunch to this fresh side.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
  • 12 ounces trimmed green beans
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 93
  • fat 6.4 g
  • satfat 2.1 g
  • sodium 178 mg

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add almonds; cook 2 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring constantly. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon. Add garlic to pan; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add green beans, water, salt, and pepper. Cover and cook 4 minutes or until beans are tender and liquid evaporates. Sprinkle with almonds.

Cook's Notes

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