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Thyme Green Beans with Almonds Recipe

Thyme Green Beans with Almonds Recipe

Thyme is a nice addition to this classic vegetable side dish. It's a snap to make for family, yet special enough to serve guests. —Kenna Baber, Rochester, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Directions

  • 1. Place beans in a steamer basket. Place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water; bring to a boil. Cover and steam for 10-12 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • 2. In a large skillet, melt butter; add the beans, thyme, salt and pepper. Cook and stir for 5 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with almonds. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 83 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 183 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 3 g protein.