I can’t believe that it’s almost Thanksgiving! We’re having our friends over for Thanksgiving and we’ve already started planning. I love it! I got some supplies for making a centerpiece. I love that I have so many great things to use in my backyard like berries, fall leaves and pinecones! I’ll have to take pictures for you all and show you when I’m done.
This green bean recipe is a Thanksgiving tradition in my family. My mom has made them every year for over 20 years. I think she got it from my Aunt Tracy but I’m not too sure. We used to live in Texas for a couple of years while I was growing up and so did my Uncle Stan and Aunt Tracy, so we’d get together all the time especially for holidays. There are a lot of family Thanksgiving stories that happened in those two years that are talked about every time we eat turkey still to this day! That’s the best isn’t it?! I think it was one of those years in Texas that my Mom got this recipe and it joined our table. It’s been made so many times that this was the first time I had it written down. I had to measure as I made to be able to tell you what to do.
I love these at the table at the holidays for so many reasons! I mean look at them, aren’t they beautiful! They also taste amazing. The lime really brightens them up and they really just get a quick steam so they can be ready fast. As much as I love all the food at Thanksgiving it all tends to be very rich and heavy so to have a side that is light, bright and crisp is so awesome! I would make sure to have the green beans prepped and ready to throw in the skillet when you start so you don’t burn your garlic but other than that they are crazy easy. They have corn starch that you mix with the lime juice and it creates a sort of a white sauce that coats the beans in the gorgeous garlic and lime flavors. I know that if you make them this year they’ll be added every year!
- 1 T olive oil
- 1 lb fresh green beans
- 2 large cloves of garlic, chopped
- 1/2 c slivered almonds, toasted
- juice of one lime
- 1 1/2 t corn starch
- 1/2 c water, divided
- heat oil in a large skillet over med heat
- add chopped garlic and cook 1 min, stirring often so it doesn't burn
- add green beans and 1/4 c water
- cover with lid and allow to steam 2-3 min
- in a small bowl add the juice of a lime and corn starch stir until smooth
- pour into skillet along with 1/4 c water and almonds
- stir until green beans coated and cook another 1-2 min
- pour into serving bowl and serve hot
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