Algerian Green Beans with Almonds
This is a nice change of pace for green beans, with an interesting, complex flavor. I steamed the beans instead of boiling to retain more of the nutrients. Lightly toasting the almonds boosted the nutty flavor.
Clean and trim green beans.
Simmer in lightly salted water about 8 minutes, or until just tender but still crisp.
Drain, transfer into iced water, and drain well again. Add to a large mixing bowl.
Put remaining ingredients (except almonds) in a saucepan over medium heat and cook for two minutes, stirring constantly.
Add the almonds and stir briefly to coat.
Pour the oil mixture over the green beans and toss gently until beans are thoroughly coated.
Place on a serving plater and serve warm.