Green Beans with Almonds

By Jeanette Terry

Green beans and almonds work together to make a delicious and healthy side dish.

Green Beans with Almonds
Ingredients
  • 3 pounds (1.4 kg) fresh green beans, stem ends removed

  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) butter-flavored buds or butter-flavored cooking spray

  • 1/8 teaspoon (0.6 ml) garlic powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons (7.5 ml) crushed dried thyme

  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) slivered almonds, toasted

Directions
  1. Cook beans in a large pot of boiling water. Reduce heat and simmer until crisp tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain.

  2. Toss with butter-flavored buds, garlic powder, and thyme. Serve hot, garnished with toasted almonds.

  3. Tip: to toast the almonds, spread them in a single layer on a baking sheet and toast in a 350°F (180° C) oven until fragrant and brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Shake the pan once or twice so that they toast evenly. Check after 3 minutes. Once they begin to color, they will brown very quickly.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
8
Calories
64
Protein
4 g
Fat
1 g
Carbohydrate
13 g
Dietary Fiber
6 g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
12 mg

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