Monday, January 11, 2010

Garlicky Almond and Sun-Dried Tomato Green Beans

For our office Christmas lunch, my co-worker and I tried to think of a good vegetable to pair with lasagna and turkey. We figured green beans would be a safe bet. He said he has a favorite way of preparing them, which is with lots of garlic, sun dried tomatoes and almonds. I made mine in a more brothy sauce, where his were in a bit more EVOO. Either way, these greens beans have lots of flavor, and are an easy side to any main course.

Garlicky Almond and Sun-Dried Tomato Green Beans

4-6 large garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp. EVOO
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup vegetable stock
1 lb. trimmed green beans or Haricot Vert
1/2 cup julienne sun dried tomatoes
1/4 cup almonds, slivered or chopped

Heat a saute' pan over medium-low heat.
Add EVOO and garlic, season with salt and pepper.
Cook for 8-10 minutes, until garlic is soft and just starting to brown.
Add vegetable stock and green beans, toss and cover.
Turn heat to medium, cook green beans for 5-10 minutes, depending on thickness, until al dente.
Uncover, toss in sun-dried tomatoes and almonds, serve.


Kelly said...

I always love a good side of green beans. I feel like it pairs well with just about anything.

Dave Mulder said...

I agree with Kelly, green beans pair up well with almost everything.

Too bad green beans are away out of season for my neck of the woods. I will definitely hang onto this recipe to use in the summer :-)

Angie Eats Peace said...

This sounds so good! I love green beans.

Joanne said...

Simple and delicious idea for green beans! You really can't go wrong with this veggie...i feel like it might not be everyone's favorite but everybody at least likes them.