Whether it’s raw or cooked, garlic has an impressive list of health benefits. With 4 or 5 cloves of garlic in a simple veggie dish for 2 people, almond garlic green beans may be a new miracle cure. More importantly, the sautéed garlic adds a delicious flavor to this veggie side dish.
Almond Garlic Green Beans can be made with any olive oil, but I enjoy trying different flavored olive oils. My current favorites are Tuscan Herb Olive Oil and Butter Olive Oil from Venice Olive Oil.
If you are in the Colorado Springs area, you can shop in person at the Venice Olive Oil, which is located at 5214 N. Nevada Ave, Suite 130, in Colorado Springs. To order online, go to Venice Olive Oil. Boutique olive oil stores can be found in many cities. Check out one in your neck of the woods.
Other recipes using flavored olive oils and balsamic vinegars are available in this blog at Venice Olive Oil Veggies.
Active time: 5 Total time: 10
Specialized One-Butt Kitchen Utensils
- Food chopper (to mince garlic)
- green beans (enough for 2), sliced and trimmed into bite-sized pieces
- Butter or Tuscan Herb olive oil, enough to lightly cover green bean, probably 2 or 3 tablespoons
- handful of slivered almonds
- 4 or 5 cloves garlic, chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
Pour olive oil into skillet over medium-high heat. Add green beans and slivered almonds and stir until lightly coated. After a minute or two, add the garlic. Cook until the almonds and garlic are lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Add salt and pepper to taste.