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Green Beans with Toasted Walnuts

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Change up your next green bean side dish simply by adding some toasted walnuts and balsamic vinegar. Take those beans to the next level of flavors. This side dish is a snap to make and will be a great compliment to nearly any entree.

Green Beans with Toasted Walnuts

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh green beans trimmed
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup toasted chopped walnuts
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar

Instructions

To toast the walnuts:

  • Heat a small skillet over med-high heat (no oil, butter, spray is needed).  Add the chopped walnuts and toast till lightly browned.  Takes about 5 minutes or so.  Stir often to prevent burning.

For the Green Beans:

  • In another skillet, melt butter over med-high heat. When melted add the green beans and saute them for about 4 minutes, turning the beans a few times. You want the beans to still have a "crisp" bite to them so be sure to not to over cook them.
  • Add the walnuts and heat through, about 1 minute, then add the garlic and cook 1 more minute, stirring to prevent the garlic from burning.
  • Turn off heat, and add the balsamic vinegar, toss the beans and walnuts to coat with the vinegar.
  • Serve.

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