If you're like many Americans, the thought of green beans conjures up memories of slimy canned beans baked into a greasy, fatty, but still somehow bland casserole that you were forced to eat or you didn't get dessert. Well those days are over my friend! If you've never enjoyed fresh green beans, you're in for a treat. These crunchy little babies pack a flavorful, nutritious punch and they're super quick and easy to make. This is a perfect side dish to grace you Thanksgiving table or to bring to a holiday party. Give this recipe a shot and let me know what you think.
Makes about 8 Servings
• 2 pounds fresh organic green beans, washed and trimmed
• 2 TBSP organic, cold-pressed olive oil or walnut oil
• 2 TBSP minced organic garlic
• 1 cup chopped organic walnuts
• 2 TBSP minced fresh organic parsley
• ¼ tsp ground black pepper
• 1/8 tsp (or to taste) sea salt or Himalayan salt
- Place walnuts on ungreased baking sheet and bake 7 minutes at 350o F until lightly toasted.
- Place beans, garlic and 1 TBSP in storage bag and shake to coat beans in oil and garlic.
- Sauté beans and garlic in remaining oil, 5 minutes, until crispy-tender.
- Place in deep serving dish; season with salt and pepper.
- Sprinkle with chopped walnuts and parsley, toss well before serving.