These green beans with almonds are the perfect side dish to any meal.
Healthy, crunchy, and flavorful this recipe is packed full of.
One of my favorite vegetables are green beans. I have loved them for as long as I can remember. My grandfather used to grow green beans in his garden and we would spend some hours snapping the ends off of the green beans, preparing to freeze them.
There’s nothing better than fresh green beans. According to my husband canned green beans are the way to go. So we don’t see eye to eye when it comes to green beans. He likes his green beans softer and I like mine more crunchy.
Whoever thought of pairing nuts with vegetables was a genius. There is something about that crunch that adds so much to the flavor of the veggies.
For this recipe I like to cook the green beans on the stove top first for five minutes. A quick five minute boil and then drain the water and cool with cold water. For best results dry the green beans with paper towels to try and soak up as much water as possible.
In a mixing bowl mix together all your ingredients. Next lay out your green beans on a baking sheet. Make sure to get all of the almonds out of the mixing bowl.
Bake for 15 minutes at 325 degrees. If you desire a little more crunch cook for only 10 minutes. These are perfect to any main course you are serving as a side dish.
Green Beans with Almonds
- 2 cups whole fresh green beans
- 1 cup sliced almonds
- 1/4 cup virgin olive oil
- 1 TSP minced garlic
- 1 TSP balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 TSP salt
- 1/4 TSP pepper
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees and boil a pot of water
- Add green beans to boiling water and cook for 5 minutes
- Strain boiling water and run cold water over green beans, blot green beans with paper towels
- Mix all ingredients in a mix bowl and lay out on a baking sheet
- Cook for 15 minutes and serve