Perfect as a side dish to salmon or chicken, green beans with almonds are a great way for little ones and adults alike to get some of their daily veggies!
You can also use haricot vert in place of green beans (they may need a minute or two less cooking time because they are slightly thinner than green beans).
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup sliced almonds
2 teaspoons plus ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
1 pound green beans, stem ends trimmed
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Fill a large pot with water 2 inches from the top and let come to a boil. Place a colander in the sink. Use your fingers or a paring knife to remove the stem ends from the beans.
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. Serves 4.
Large pot, measuring spoons, colander, measuring cups, tongs
Recipe courtesy of doitdelicious.com