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Haricot Vert Green Beans tossed with Olive Oil and Almonds

Haricot Vert Green Beans tossed with Olive Oil and Almonds

Susan Maria Leach  /  6/14/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Plain green beans are boring.

Accent the flavors with this simple combination and the bowl will be empty. Super healthy and super delicious.

The Haricot Vert size of beans - which is just French for Green Beans - are very tender and easy for a bariatric person to eat.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Haricot Verts - super thin green beans are my preference
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup sliced almonds

Instructions

  • Bring a couple quarts of water to boil in medium pot and toss in the green beans.
  • Cook for just 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Time in the pot depends on thickness of beans. DO NOT OVERCOOK.
  • You want them to be bright green and still crispy, but tender.
  • Drain and rinse in cold water; dry in paper towel and set aside.
  • A few minutes before serving entree, heat olive oil in skillet, saute the garlic and almonds until garlic is golden at edges.
  • Add the well drained green beans, give a toss to coat and reheat and season with about a 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of black pepper.

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