A very healthy gourmet side dish.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place beans in a large saucepan, and cover with water. Boil beans until soft but still bright green, about 15 minutes. Transfer beans immediately to an ice water bath to cool. Drain after 3 minutes. Place beans in large bowl. Toss with balsamic vinegar, stir in th olive oil.

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  • Place the almonds in a heavy skillet over low heat; cook until golden. Toss almonds into the green bean salad. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Nutrition Facts

192.4 calories; 3.3 g protein; 9.8 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2010
Very tasty but the amount of oil the recipe calls for is excessive in my opinion. I added part of the oil and discovered I didn't need the rest. I cooked the beans in salted water but still felt the recipe needed salt at the end. Though I enjoyed this recipe served room temperature as suggested my husband preferred his heated. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/17/2009
I didn't have fresh garlic on hand so I found myself struggling to add flavor to this recipe by trying a bit more vinegar garlic salt Mrs. Dash parmesan cheese and tomatoes sliced into eighths. The result was not a waste but not something I would do again. It might've been ok with fresh garlic but I really think this recipe leaves flavor lacking. Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2010
Very tasty but the amount of oil the recipe calls for is excessive in my opinion. I added part of the oil and discovered I didn't need the rest. I cooked the beans in salted water but still felt the recipe needed salt at the end. Though I enjoyed this recipe served room temperature as suggested my husband preferred his heated. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2010
Very tasty but the amount of oil the recipe calls for is excessive in my opinion. I added part of the oil and discovered I didn't need the rest. I cooked the beans in salted water but still felt the recipe needed salt at the end. Though I enjoyed this recipe served room temperature as suggested my husband preferred his heated. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/14/2012
Very yummy recipe! I tweaked it a bit. I also decreased the amount of oil I tossed the beans until they were coated well (my guess is I used about 1/4 cup). I steamed the green beans just until they were bright green were slightly cooked but still had a "snap." Then I added 1 tablespoon of regular balsamic and 1 tablespoon of white balsamic then seasoned salt (Tastefully Simple Brand) and fresh ground pepper. I also threw in some gorgonzola that I had on hand. I made this for a large group and several are demanding the recipe. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2011
Loved This.. I made one small change using steamed green beans. Has great flavor and the crunch from the almonds was great! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/17/2009
I didn't have fresh garlic on hand so I found myself struggling to add flavor to this recipe by trying a bit more vinegar garlic salt Mrs. Dash parmesan cheese and tomatoes sliced into eighths. The result was not a waste but not something I would do again. It might've been ok with fresh garlic but I really think this recipe leaves flavor lacking. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2013
My family loved it and I can't cook Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2012
I really enjoyed this but my husband thought the vinegar in it was too strong... but we will review this recipe based on the person who has the best taste:). I sauteed my almonds in a little bit of butter and minced garlic and a pinch of salt and pepper to give it a little more flavor. Definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2014
Added fresh mushrooms too - tasted great; healthy and easy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/06/2013
I made this tonight. It was REALLY good! I did do a few things different. My green beans were from my garden and frozen in the freezer so I put them in a pot of water and boiled them for about 10 minutes just until tender then I drained them. I had almonds that I slivered and toasted in a pan...after toasting I set them aside and using the same pan I put in a TBSP or two of olive oil and then tossed in my green beans. I seasoned with salt and garlic pepper and tossed them a minute or two before adding in a couple splashes of basalmic vinegar (I only made enough green beans for two ppl). Then I served the beans and sprinkled the almonds on top. I will definately be making these again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2009
Excellent simple and FLAVORFUL. My favorite way to eat! Read More
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