As promised, today I’m going to show you how I make the best green beans ever.
I started this recipe for Thanksgiving one year when I (gasp!) opted to give up on the cream-o-mushroom soup variety of Thanksgiving vegetables. I needed something that felt a little lighter, but was still amazingly delicious, and this totally fits the bill.
However, I realize many of you have your own traditional green bean recipes for Thanksgiving, so I thought I’d share these after. Just try them on a weeknight and I promise, you’ll want more later. Sooooo delicious.
What you’ll need:
• one small yellow onion
• one cup of sliced/slivered almonds
• two cloves garlic, minced
• two tbsp olive oil
• 1/2 of a produce section plastic bag full of green beans. Yeah, that’s my measurement. Sorry.
• A hunk of your very favorite bleu cheese (mine is Northern Lights — I love local stuff)
First, slice the onion like so and mince up your garlic.
Then, after warming the olive oil in your pan on medium heat, add in the onions and garlic and heat until soft and starting to brown. I believe around 5 minutes will do the trick.
Once the onions are soft, add in your freshly washed green beans and then enjoy the steam that comes out of the pan.
Cook this mixture for about 3 minutes, and then add in the almonds. Continue to cook until the green beans are the right consistency for you (I prefer mine a bit al dente).
Once you are done cooking the beans, plate the mixture either onto individual plates or onto a platter, and then sprinkle with crumbles of your bleu cheese.
Voila! Soooo tasty! And this clocks in at about 200 calories per serving (140 without the cheese).
For your internet share today, how about THIS for comfort food? Mushroom alfredo pasta bake? Wow.