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.
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.
Reduce inflammatory process in cells, tissues, and blood vessels, helping to slow aging and reduce risk of long-term disease.
Prevents and repairs oxidative damage to cells caused by free radicals.
Support the body’s resistance to infection and strengthen immune vigilance and response.
Improves mood, memory, and focus.
Reduces risk factors for common degenerative and age-related diseases.