Green Beans and Toasted Almonds

There is no soup mix any where near this dish

There is no soup mix any where near this dish

This is a great side any time of the year. The cream sauce is really light and helps create a little balance with all the heavier food that may be served this time of year. This also cooks very fast so it can be made once the gravy is almost done and everything else is ready.

Green Beans with Toasted Almond Cream Sauce

  • 1 lb green beans snapped into 1 1/2-2″ pieces
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme

Steam green beans until cooked but still very crisp, about 4-5 minutes. Dunk in ice water to stop cooking and set aside. When ready to cook heat a large frying pan over medium heat and toast almonds until the edges begin to brown. Add lemon juice, cream and thyme and cook until slightly thickened then add beans. Stir to coat in sauce and serve immediately.

Need more sides for Thanksgiving? Try these:

Baked Butternut Squash

Glazed Carrots with Mint

Fennel with Blue Cheese and Pecans

Roasted Fennel

Green Beans with Pancetta and Mushrooms

Green Beans with Basil

Not your Mama’s Green Bean Casserole

Green Beans in a Lemon Vinaigrette

Green Bean Salad

Modern-Day Succotash

Mushroom Gratin

Pumpkin Bisque with Shrimp

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About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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10 Responses to Green Beans and Toasted Almonds

  1. Now I wish our Thanksgiving wasn’t over.. this would have been fabulous with turkey gravy!

  2. ChgoJohn says:

    This is how all green beans hope to be served when they grow up. 🙂

  3. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez says:

    I love green beans and this looks good. 🙂

  4. sallybr says:

    Never quite understood the use of condensed soup for some dishes, it gives me the creeps… 😉

    Green beans and almonds are always at our table, although I never added cream to them, that’s a nice touch to make it special…

  5. Love these simple but delicious recipes. I hope you are doing well

  6. Raymund says:

    We usually use pork with this so this is a great alternative. Love this recipe.

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