Fresh and simple! Made with under 5 ingredients, there is nothing like these almond Green Beans. They take under 15 minutes to make and are perfect for holiday meals or simple weeknight meals.
One of the best things to grow in your garden is simple green beans. From just a few plants you will get your money back and then some.
Green Beans are very versatile and can be used in many ways when it comes to cooking, they can be tossed in pasta, in pot pies, or even in holiday sides like Green Bean Casserole.
But! The best way to enjoy them is as fresh and natural as possible. There are a few tricks to cooking Green Beans to keep them fresh and crispy.
First, the ends can stay on! However, if you find them too fibrous trim them off just enough to get the ends off.
Second, high quick heat. Beans don’t take long to cook. If you are sautéing 2-5 minutes tops. If you are roasting, they should be the last thing you add to the pan they will only take about 3-4 minutes to roast. Steaming them should only take 2-3 minutes in hot boiling water.
Third, you know they are overdone when they start to lose their vibrant green color. If they start turning a grayish green that means they are overcooked. They are still edible but they have lost a lot of their nutrients and crunch.
Now if you are a gardener and you want to freeze them. Trim and prep the green beans te way you would like them, boil some water and blanch the beans (place into the boiling water for a few 1-2 minutes then remove the beans and place directly into an ice bath to stop the cooking process). Then dry and layout on a cookie sheet and freeze. Once the green beans are completely frozen them in a freezer bag and freeze for up to 2 months.
Other Simple Side Dishes
Now on to this fresh simple recipe your whole family will love. Earthly, nutty, and buttery almond green beans are the perfect side dish for any green bean lover.
Almond Green Beans
- Cast iron skillet
- 2 lb fresh green beans ends trimmed
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter
- 2.5 oz sliced almonds
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- In a cast-iron skillet melt butter over medium-high heat.
- Place almonds in the melted butter and saute for 1 minute
- Toss in the beans and saute for 5 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!