Tarragon-Almond Green Beans

Tarragon-Almond Green Beans – 20 minutes, 4 servings

  • 1.5 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 garlic clove, minced (~ 1 tsp.)
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. dried tarragon (or 1.5 tsp. fresh, minced tarragon)
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted


  1. Place beans in large saucepan and cover with water.  Bring to a boil.  Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until tender-crisp.  Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in large nonstick skillet, sauté onions and garlic in oil until onions are tender.  Add the vinegar, sugar, tarragon, and salt.  Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half.  Drain beans and add to the onion mixture.  Cook and stir until heated through.  Sprinkle with almonds.

Source: Moosewood


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