Healthy Skillet Green Beans

Green beans are healthy and inexpensive, which helps when you’re on a budget. Great for a holiday meal or when you have company.

Prep time: About 12 minutes
Cook Time: About 10 minutes

1/4 cup slivered almonds
5 cups fresh green beans – cut into 1 inch pieces
3 tbsp. butter
1 shallot or 1/2 small onion, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups cherry tomatoes – halved
1 tsp. dried basil

Place almonds in large skillet, cook over medium heat until light golden, stirring occasionally. Remove from pan and set aside. Place green beans and 1/2 cup water in same skillet. Heat until steaming. Cover and simmer 8 minutes or until tender-crisp; a little longer if you want more tender. Drain beans, set aside and keep warm. Wipe skillet dry. Return skillet to low medium heat. Melt butter in pan. Add shallot/onion and garlic and cook 30 seconds. Add tomatoes and basil. Cook until heated through. Add beans and almonds. Toss to coat and heat through. Serve. Salt and pepper to taste. Serves 6.

Courtesy of Safeway.

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