Thyme Green Beans with Almonds
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
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.