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Tarragon-Almond Green Beans

Rated as 4.56 out of 5 Stars

"A hint of balsamic vinegar gives a fresh taste to this simple side shared by Glenda Malan. 'Sliced almonds dress up green beans tastefully when company's coming,' she relates from Lake Forest, California. 'I can't think of an entree this dish doesn't complement.'"
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20 m servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Place beans in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil; cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile, in a nonstick skillet, saute onions and garlic in oil until onions are tender. Add the vinegar, sugar, tarragon and salt. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half. Drain beans; add to onion mixture. Cook and stir until heated through. Sprinkle with almonds.


  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving (3/4 cup) equals 93 calories, 4 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 54 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.


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I was looking for an alternative to buttered garlic green beans- a nice fresh tasty recipe for veggies. This was great. The reduction was good. I don't really like vinegar or tarragon, but it me...

This recipe is a good change from regular ho-hum beans. The vinegar taste is a bit much, next time I think I will cut the vinegar in half, or add a bit more sugar, or both.

Wow, what a great combination. It even made canned green beans (YUCK!) taste good. I've been looking for THE green bean recipe for years, and I have finally found it. Thank you so much for sh...

These were really good, but they need to be eaten right away. They do not hold up for leftovers.

Yum Oh! I made this on the spur of the moment for company - I used shallots instead of regular onion and omitted the sugar - everyone raved it was the best and went very sell with the Steak Dia...

Made this for dinner tonight...folowed it step by step, except, I added mushrooms and didn't have any green onion so used what I had a yellow onion. My husband and I both loved it..thanks for p...

LOVE this - great side dish.


Amazing recipe. My new favorite side dish.