These flavorful green beans with almonds can be thrown together in just 15 minutes

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If you're craving something quick and easy to make, but don't want to sacrifice any flavor or texture, this garlic almond green bean recipe is sure to please! Slightly crisp green beans are sautéed with minced garlic and crunchy almond slivers for the perfect vegetarian side dish that can be thrown together in no time! This recipe calls for French-style green beans, or haricots verts, which are thinner than your typical American green bean.
There are so few ingredients in this recipe, you may already even have them already in your pantry. The recipe below calls for slivered almonds, but you could substitute those for chopped pecans, walnuts, or nearly any other nut! The amount of garlic can also vary according to your specific tastes — perfect for any get-together or outdoor picnic, and also great for any vegetarian or low-carb lifestyle!
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French-Style Garlic Almond Green Beans
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15 mins
2 lbs French-style green beans (haricots verts), cleaned and trimmed
Three cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup slivered almonds
3 tablespoons olive oil
Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
Bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil. Add the green beans and cook until just about tender, about four to five minutes. Remove beans from the water, drain, and set aside.
In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic, and stir until garlic becomes lightly browned and fragrant, about one minute.
Add the almond slivers to the skillet, and sauté together until garlic and almonds are golden brown, about two to three minutes.
Add the green beans to the skillet, and toss them in the garlic & almonds until fully coated. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir until flavors are blended, about two minutes.
Serve on a large platter, topped with raw slivered almonds. Enjoy hot or cold!
Pro-tip: If you can't find French-style haricots verts, this recipe will be just as good with regular green beans!
Pro-tip: If you don't like almonds, try this recipe with chopped walnuts, pecans, or pistachios.
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