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Green beans with garlic and almonds

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 4-6
Dietary Vegetarian
From Saturday Kitchen


  1. Drop the beans into boiling water and boil for 10 minutes. Drain and pile into a warm serving dish.

  2. Gently heat the oil with the garlic until it is just turning golden, quickly toss in the almonds and the tamari, stir and brown a few minutes longer. Tip over the green beans. Serve immediately.


  • 450g/1lb French green or bobby beans
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
  • 100g/4oz slivered or whole almonds
  • 2 tbsp tamari soy sauce

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