This recipe for sauteed string beans with tomatoes and almonds is an easy and healthy side dish to serve with any meal. And quick too! Blanching the string beans first allows them to keep their bright green color.
String Beans with Tomatoes and Almonds
1 lb green beans or haricot verts
1 Tbsp olive oil or butter
1 – 2 beefsteak tomatoes
1/2 cup of slivered almonds
1. Blanch the green beans – Bring a pot of water to a boil, and cook the green beans for 2 – 3 minutes or until they are bright green. Immediately emerge them in an ice bath to stop the cooking process. Meanwhile, cut tomatoes into wedges.
2. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and swirl pan to coat. Add green beans to skillet and cook for about 2 minutes. *Note: don’t cook too long or they will lose their bright green color.
3. Arrange green beans on plate or platter and garnish with tomatoes and almonds.