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Algerian Green Beans with Almonds

 
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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.

Yield

4

servings

Prep

6

min

Cook

10

min

Ready

18

min

Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber, Low Carb, Very low in sodium, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

1 pound green beans
fresh
4 cups water
salted
3 tablespoons peanut oil
1 clove garlic
mashed
½ teaspoon cumin
ground
¼ teaspoon paprika
*
¼ teaspoon cloves
ground
*
1 tablespoon almonds
slivered

Directions

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.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 363g (12.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 13174% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 17mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 17%
Sugars g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 17% Vitamin C 32%
Calcium 6% Iron 8%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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