Simple yet yummy side dish. I used a pound of frozen green beans and a bag of matchstick carrots. I cooked the veggies in the microwave and then sauted them. I only used 3 tablespoons of butter and no olive oil, then seasoned them. I didn't add the optional nuts as my family isn't fond of nuts in their veggies. Quick and easy!
My family only gave this recipe 4 stars, but I had to give it a 5, because it was my fault. I LOVE nuts in my food, and toasted a few almonds to add to the dish as the optional nuts. No one else in my family likes nuts in food. So my DH and 2 sons complained about it. Next time I will make it without the optional nuts, and I'm SURE I'll get a better response. Simple, honest, healthy, delicious food. Thanks again Kitten!
This is a nice and easy recipe to put together. I like the fact that I could do the blanching ahead and just quickly saute the veggies for a couple of minutes after the rest of the meal was ready to put on the table. Tasty and simple. I didn't put nuts in because my family doesn't generally care for them (although I do). This time I humored them. One note: I used store-bought "shredded" carrots, which are really matchstick cut, but very, very thin. They did get lost in the green beans. Next time I will cut the carrots myself. It would probably work better to have them cut approximately as thick as the green beans, although they might have to blanch longer than 1 minute in that case.
Sometimes it's the simplest combination of food that makes me happy!! Thanks Kit for such an easy and delicious recipe! Didn't add the nuts and cooked my carrots and beans in the microwave (I was in a hurry!!). Will be making again... and again... and again!!
Simple and delicious side dish. The combination of olive oil and butter adds nice flavor. I added sliced almonds and sauted them with the veges in the butter/oil to toast them up.