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Green Beans with Almonds

We prepare this dish using frozen beans. However, it is always better to use the fresh ones.

Green Beans with Almonds

Servings 6


  • 1 ½ pounds fresh green beans green beans, pole beans, lima beans-use one kind, or a combination of two or three
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ cup favorite chopped toasted nuts cashews, almonds, pecans
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Rinse the beans in cold water. Trim ends if necessary.
  • Over medium-high heat, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the beans and blanch until slightly softened, 3-5 minutes. Drain the beans well.
  • In a skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter and olive oil together. Add the blanched and drained beans. Cook, stirring, until the beans are crispy, soft, and hot, about 3 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat.
  • Sprinkle the beans with the parsley, nuts, and salt and pepper to taste. Toss well. Serve immediately.

Photo by ccharmon

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