Almond-Dusted Green Beans (PDF)
Recipe 269 of 365
Green beans, butter, and almonds are a fairly typical combination. Here’s something similar, done in a not-so-typical way: The green beans are coated with olive oil and chopped garlic, then sprinkled with almond meal and roasted in a hot oven. The texture is unique, and it’s a quick side dish that’s convenient if you already have something in the oven.
Find almond meal at Trader Joe’s, or make it by grinding almonds in a food processor until finely chopped but not yet buttery.
TIME: 10 minutes active time
MAKES: 4 servings
1 pound green beans, trimmed and dried
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, very finely chopped
1/4 cup almond meal
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Place the green beans in a mixing bowl. Add the oil and garlic, and toss to coat. Add the almond meal, and mix again to coat all the beans evenly. Spread the beans out on a parchment-covered baking sheet, season with salt and pepper, and bake on the upper rack of the oven for 20 minutes, or until al dente. Serve immediately.