Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Garlicky French Green Beans with Sliced Almonds

Mmmm...garlicky french green beans with sliced almonds!  This is a great healthy side dish and I loved it.  I couldn't get enough of this and its a nice change from regular steamed green beans.  The almonds really complimented the dish and garlic just about goes with every vegetable.  If you have any picky vegetable eaters, this might be one to try out!

Garlicky French Green Beans with Sliced Almonds 

1 pound french style green beans (Also called haricot vert.)
4 garlic cloves, minced
¼ cup sliced almonds
2 tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste


Bring a large pot of water to boiling.  Add in green beans and cook for 3 minutes.  Drain and rinse with cold water.

In a large pan (or same pot) over medium-high heat, add in olive oil.  Next add in sliced almonds and toss for about 1minute.  Add in garlic and lightly brown for 1 minute.  (Do not overcook garlic or it will taste bitter!)

Add in chicken broth and beans.  Cover pan and cook on low heat for 5 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serves 6.