For me, the holidays aren't complete without green beans almondine. Still-warm haricots verts, the thin French beans, preferably frenched and cooked until crisp-tender, tossed with an aromatic oil and a garnish of crunchy, nutty toasted almonds. It's the ultimate comfort food for me.
Green beans almondine is the perfect holiday party side dish. Forget the boxes you can buy at the market — you'll save money if you make your own. It's an easy and healthy side dish that is guaranteed to please even the pickiest of eaters!
Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, add the beans and bring to a boil again. Cook until bright green and just tender, about 1 minute for fresh beans. Immediately drain. Place in a serving bowl, garnish with olive oil and salt to your liking. Sprinkle the almonds on top just before serving.