1 1-1 1/2 lb pkg green beans, frozen or fresh • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
2-4 T extra virgin olive oil • 2 T himalayan pink salt
1/4 C almonds, sliced or slivered
Forget the usual green bean casserole, here is a little something different to add to your Thanksgiving Feast this year. Let’s cut the calories from the soup mixes and cheese and add a little garlic and almonds instead. I love the combination of the fragrant roasted garlic, the nutty almonds, the tender green beans and the hint of crunchy salt you get with each bite. The taste of the green bean really shines through beautifully when roasting it this way.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
If you are using fresh green beans you will want to wash them and then snap, cut or trim the sides off each bean before beginning. If you are going the easy route, like me, you can just thaw the bag of pre-cut green beans on your counter for about 30 minutes before beginning. Line a large baking sheet with foil and set aside. Using a gallon side sealable plastic bag or a large mixing bowl add in 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 4 cloves grushed garlic, about 1 teaspoon salt and the prepared green beans, either frozen or fresh. Mix ingredients well and dump mixture out onto the lined baking sheet and place in 400 degree oven for 15 minutes. Stir beans, add a little more olive oil as needed and add an additional tablespoon of salt at this time. Place green beans back into the oven and continue to roast for 15 more minutes. Once the 15 minutes are up stir green beans and add the sliced almonds to the mixture, coating with the olive oil already on the beans, along with the last teaspoon or two of salt and return to oven. Roast green beans another 10-15 minutes or until almonds begin to brown. Serve immediately.
… hope everyone has all there Thanksgiving grocery shopping done, I went to the store today for some “last minute” items and waited and waited … It’s expected from here on out, I mean who forgets heavy cream on their Thanksgiving shopping list anyway? Ha. Have a great week enjoying your family and friends.