Green Beans with Hazelnuts and Thyme
- Yield: 8 servings
These tender, lightly sauteed green beans will look gorgeous on any Thanksgiving table, but are also simple enough to make quickly for a casual dinner. Hazelnuts add their famous crunch and flavor in a surprisingly delicious pairing.
- 2 pounds of fresh, slender green beans, trimmed
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme, divided
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped darkly roasted and skinned Oregon hazelnuts
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the beans and cook just until the beans are becoming tender, about 4-5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and immediately plunge the beans into ice water to stop the cooking and set the color.
- Drain well and set aside for up to several hours in the refrigerator.
- When ready to serve, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.
- Add 1 tablespoon of the thyme and gently sauté for 1 minute.
- Add the mustard and salt and stir to blend it into the butter.
- Add the beans to the skillet and sauté until the beans are just barely tender, which will take about 7 minutes.
- Toss with most of the hazelnuts and then transfer the beans to a serving bowl.
- Sprinkle with the remaining hazelnuts and the remaining 1 tablespoon of thyme.
Based on 8 servings
- Total Fat9g
- Total Carbohydrate11g
- Dietary Fiber3g
- Vitamin E1mg
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