Green Beans with Goat Cheese, Tomatoes, and Almonds

Green Beans with Goat Cheese, Tomatoes, and Almonds Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Sissy Lamerton

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Recipe Time

Prep: 21 Minutes
Other: 6 Minutes

Ingredients

1/2 cup sliced almonds
2 pounds haricots verts (tiny green beans), trimmed
3 tablespoons sherry vinegar*
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup olive oil
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
2 shallots, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 (4-oz.) goat cheese log, crumbled

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake almonds in a single layer in a shallow pan 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through.

2. Cook green beans in boiling salted water to cover 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Plunge beans into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain.

3. Whisk together vinegar and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl; add olive oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking constantly until blended and smooth. Add cherry tomatoes, shallots, garlic, and green beans; toss to coat.

4. Top green bean mixture with crumbled goat cheese and toasted almonds.

*White wine vinegar may be substituted.

Note:

Karen Brosius, Columbia, South Carolina,

June 2010
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