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Green Bean Almondine Whole30 Paleo Primal Gourmet Easy Recipe Thanksgiving Side

Green Bean Almondine

Green Bean Almondine is a classic, French side dish that comes together in just 15 min. This Whole30 version requires minimum effort & yields maximum reward.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine French
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 400 gr green beans rinsed, flat ends trimmed
  • 1 small shallot finely sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic finely sliced
  • 1/4 cup blanched, slivered almonds or sliced almonds
  • 1/2 tsp dried chili flakes optional
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp Extra Virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • kosher salt - to taste
  • flaky sea salt, such as Maldon - for finishing

Instructions
 

  • Fill 12" sauté pan or frying pan with water. Bring to a rapid boil, season with a heavy pinch of kosher salt, and add green beans. Blanch green beans 2-3 minutes or until slightly softened. Immediately transfer cooked green beans to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process and set the dark green colour. 
  • Drain ice water and dry green beans thoroughly. Tip: a salad spinner works perfectly here. Set dried green beans aside.
  • Drain the pan used to blanch the green beans and return to the stovetop. Lower heat to med-low and add EVOO, shallots and garlic. Gently sauté until golden (approx. 6 min).
  • Add almonds and chili flakes. Toss to coat and cook an additional 1-2 minutes.
  • Add drained green beans and toss to coat. Cook 2-3 minutes or until green beans are warmed through.
  •  Turn off heat, add lemon juice and toss everything to coat. 
  • Transfer to serving platter and finish with flakey sea salt. Serve immediately.
Keyword green bean almondine, green beans, whole30