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Bistro Green Beans

Category: Side
Source: Kristen J. Gough

Give this overlooked veggie a starring role with this family recipe that cooks up a crisp and flavorful side dish. Read more in the MetroParent.com Crumbs blog.

Prep Time: 20 minutes or less
Number of Servings: 4-6
Ingredients: 1 lb. fresh or frozen whole green beans (for frozen, try haricot vert)
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice (or 1 teaspoon flavored vinegar)
1/4 cup slivered almonds
Sea salt to taste
Pinch of red pepper flakes (or cayenne powder; optional)
Directions: 1. Wash the green beans and trim the ends.

2. Fill a medium-sized saucepan with water and bring to a boil (add in a dash of salt).

3. Submerge the green beans into the boiling water for about 3 minutes.

4. Drain and immediately place in ice-cold water for 3 minutes. Drain.

5. In a saute pan, bring the olive oil to medium high heat. Toss in the green beans and almonds.

6. Saute for 1-2 minutes or just until heated through.

7. Sprinkle with salt and lemon juice. Toss. Serve.

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