Green Beans with Leeks
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Serves: 4-5
 
Ingredients:
  • 1 pound green beans or haricot vert
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ cups chopped, fresh leeks or sweet onions
  • 6 tablespoons chicken broth, vegetable broth, or water
  • 1½ - 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or balsamic vinegar
Optional Almond Garnish:
  • ½ cup toasted almonds
  • ½-1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
Instructions:
  1. Add olive oil, butter, garlic, and leeks to large saucepan or wok and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until leeks are soft, transparent, and starting to brown.
  2. Stir in green beans and broth/water. Cook for about 5-7 minutes until beans are tender. Add lemon juice/vinegar and season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with toasted almonds if desired.
Toasted Almonds:
  1. Toast almonds by heating oil or butter in large skillet over medium low heat. Add almonds and brown. Watch them carefully since the almonds can burn rather quickly, especially if you're not cooking them over a lower heat. Let almonds sit until cool.
Notes:
We recommend using organic ingredients when possible.

This recipe can easily be right-sized for your table. Looking for a side-dish for two? Divide it in half. Serving a party of 10 or 12? Just double it!
Recipe by Bruce Bradley at https://brucebradley.com/recipes/holiday-green-beans-with-leeks/