The holidays are coming and with that, there are all sorts of luxurious foods to indulge in. Today’s #SundaySupper brings you the lighter side of things with Lighten Up The Holidays #SundaySupper. I went for an old standby, green beans but instead of the big sloppy gooey soupy green bean casserole (alright it is good too) I made Leaner Green Beans. These are just as delicious in my mind and have a crunchy and flavorful topping from almonds and shallots.
I love fresh green beans and this recipe can be made in no time, plus it brings some freshness and color to your holiday table. There is lots of topping so you can add more green beans as you like or adjust them for a large crowd.
I did a similar green bean last year and they were a great hit. Check out Green Beans with Pecans and Cranberries for a variation to the dish. I find I don’t eat enough of green beans for some reason and I love them. They come to the forefront for the holidays though.
A small delicious topping is all you need to make these green beans a star on your table. Crunchy slivered almonds and shallots are both toasted up sweet to be the perfect topping for the tender crisp green beans.
- 4-6 cups green beans, cleaned
- 2 Tbsp. butter
- 2 small shallots, sliced thinly
- ⅓ cup slivered almonds
- ½ lemon
- Salt and pepper
- Cook green beans until tender crisp in salted boiling water then plunge them into an ice water bath. This will maintain their crispness and color. These can be made ahead and refrigerated at this point.
- When ready to serve. Saute shallots in butter and then add almonds. Brown both slightly. Add green beans and toss to heat through. Season with salt and pepper. Squeeze the juice of a ½ lemon over and serve immediately.
Here are loads more Lightened Up choices for the holidays for you to try!
- Lightened Up Eggnog by The Redhead Baker
- Low Calorie Pumpkin Pie Malted Milkshake by Kudos Kitchen by Renee
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- Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pumpkin Blondie by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
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