Lime-Basil-Mint Green Beans 6

The holidays are upon us!  And that means… RECIPE ALERT!  This one has been floating around my garden friends for awhile, and it’s worth sharing!  A yummy, healthy, and Thanksgiving-appropriate recipe!  Serve as a side- Great to replace the sugar and dairy-filled bean casseroles…

I drool over this, you guys.  It’s so yummy.  And- to be honest, when I’m lazy, I don’t even do the steaming part.  It’s still delicious, just on the firmer, crunchier side. And the almonds actually make it more filling than you’d expect.   Enjoy!

Lime-Basil-Mint Green Beans

2 cups green beans, stems removed
2 tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic
1/2 sweet onion
1/3 cup almonds, slivered
½ tsp sea salt
1 tbsp fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
2 tbsp fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
½ tbsp lime juice, freshly squeezed


Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a saucepan with a steamer basket. Place the beans in the steamer basket and steam for 5-7 minutes, until they turn a bright green. Immediately remove them from the steamer and rinse with cold water to stop the beans from cooking any longer. Set aside.
In a large skillet, warm the olive oil on medium heat. Saute the onions for 2 min. Stir in the garlic, almonds and salt, and saute for 3-5 minutes. Add the green beans, mint and basil, and saute for an additional 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and squeeze and stir in the lime juice. Scoop the beans and almonds onto a serving platter and serve at once.


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