Green Beans with Mushrooms and Toasted Almonds

Serves 6 to 8
A healthy side of steamed green beans and mushrooms is finished with crunchy, toasted almonds.


  • 2 pounds trimmed green beans
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 whole scallion, thinly sliced white and green parts
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Blanch green beans for 5 minutes in boiling salted water.
  2. While the green beans are blanching, place large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and unsalted butter. Add mushrooms and saute until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Add sliced scallions, saute 1 minute more. Pull green beans out of water and carefully add to pan.
  3. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from pan and finish with 1/2 cup toasted almonds. Serve.
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