When it comes to green beans, I have no problem with eating the canned variety if they're a part of a soup or casserole, but when I'm eating them as a stand-alone side dish, I like them with a little snap left in them. I used my steamer basket to get these beans to the perfect point of doneness and then topped them with some sauteed onions, mushrooms and toasted almonds. They were delicious. Healthy too!
Green Beans with Onions, Mushrooms and Toasted Almonds
1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 red onion, sliced
1 TBSP olive oil
1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
salt and pepper
1/4 cup toasted almonds, thinly sliced
Steam green beans for 5 minutes. While beans are steaming, heat olive oil in skillet. Add mushrooms and onion and season with thyme, salt and pepper. Saute for 5-6 minutes. Add beans to skillet and toss to coat and combine. Remove from heat. Top with toasted almonds and serve immediately.