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Garlic Green Beans


These green beans are easy to make and can even be prepped a day ahead of time, which makes them perfect for holidays and dinner parties. Marcona almonds make this simple side dish elegant. Green beans contain vitamins A and C. Vitamin A is an antioxidant that boosts immune function and keeps eyes and skin healthy. Vitamin C helps the body resist infection, prevents cataracts, and boosts collagen.


1 lb. green beans (about 6 cups), trimmed
2 Tbs. olive oil
2 Tbs. Marcona almonds
2 Tbs. lemon juice
1 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley
1 Tbs. chopped fresh rosemary
2 tsp. minced garlic
½ tsp. salt or salt substitute

1. Blanche the green beans in a large pot of boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain and plunge into an ice bath to set the color. Pat dry with a paper towel. (This step can be done a day or so ahead of time).
2. Heat the oil in a pan, add the green beans, and sauté over medium heat for 3–5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
3. Remove the beans from the heat and toss with the remaining ingredients.

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