Green Beans with Goat Cheese, Tomatoes, and Almonds

I love this recipe.  It’s a Southern Living recipe.  I’ve never gone wrong with any Southern Living recipe I’ve ever made!  The green beans are perfectly cooked and perfectly paired with juicy tomatoes, toasted, crunchy almonds and goat cheese.  YUMMY!!!  It’s great with any dish, chicken, beef or fish.  I hope you love it!

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Ingredients

  • 2 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 pounds haricots verts (tiny green beans), trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar*
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 (4-oz.) goat cheese log, crumbled

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake almonds in a single layer in a shallow pan 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through.
2. Cook green beans in boiling salted water to cover 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Plunge beans into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain.
3. Whisk together vinegar and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl; add olive oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking constantly until blended and smooth. Add cherry tomatoes, shallots, garlic, and green beans; toss to coat.
4. Top green bean mixture with crumbled goat cheese and toasted almonds.
*White wine vinegar may be substituted.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Gini Craven
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 19:13:37

    Looks yummy. I’ll have to try this soon. Let me know when you try the crust less asparagus quiche, that sounds good too.

    Reply

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