It’s always helpful to have additional ways to serve the same old veggies, right? I love plain green beans, but these green beans were even better! Not only do they look pretty in a serving dish, the flavors kind of reminded me of that traditional green bean casserole I see around the holidays . . . minus the gooky cream-of-whatever soup. This dish is full of antioxidants and it is a great way to get those veggies in our bodies.
Pretty Almond Green Beans
Adapted by Taste of Home, “Healthy Cooking Annual Recipes 2009”
1 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed
1 medium sweet red pepper, sliced thin
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 small onion, chopped
1 1/2 tsp. olive oil
1/8 cup sliced almonds, toasted
Place beans in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 4-7 minutes or until crisp-tender.
Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, saute the pepper, mushrooms and onion in oil until tender. Drain beans; stir into vegetable mixture. Sprinkle with almonds.
Nutritional Information (Per Serving = Approx. 3/4 Cup)
Fat: 2.3g (0.3g = Sat)