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Green Beans with Leeks and Smoked Almonds

What you need: 

1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
2 leeks, thinly sliced and cleaned
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup smoked almonds, roughly chopped
black pepper, to taste

What you do: 

1. Steam green beans in a small amount of water with 1/4 teaspoon salt, until beans tender; drain.
2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet and saute the leeks until they're lightly browned. Season with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.
3. Add almonds to the fully cooked leeks. Toss the mixture with the steamed green beans and season with black pepper.
I love this easy side dish because it reminds me of the smoky and fattening taste of green beans I grew up eating, which were prepared with bacon fat and onions, except this is not gross. My omni parents and extended family request I make these constantly.
Source of recipe: I wrote this recipe.

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes, Cooking time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
10 minutes


yum!!! i had to use coconut oil and subbed the smoke almonds with almond slivers, a little more salt and some liquid smoke. holy crap they're good. thank you very much madam. i am going to continue eating the giant bowl now..

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