French Green Beans Sautéed With Mushrooms and Almonds

"I created this Asian-inspired dish last night. It is permissible for phase one of the South Beach Diet and we LOVED it. I used frozen french beans from Trader Joe's, but fresh beans would be wonderful! Amounts are highly approximated; I didn't measure when making this, but this is pretty similar to what I did. (If using fresh beans, you'd probably want to blanch them in boiling water and then plunge in ice water, and *then* add to the pan.)"
French Green Beans Sautéed With Mushrooms and Almonds created by PaulaG
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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 -3 garlic cloves
  • 6 large button mushrooms, sliced
  • 12 - 34 cup whole almond (more or less to taste and to fit your dieting goals)
  • 12 lb frozen French-cut green beans (like those found at Trader Joe's but any would work, including fresh, also, you may want to add more)
  • soy sauce, to taste


  • Heat oil over medium heat.
  • Sauté garlic until soft, being careful not to let it burn.
  • Add sliced mushrooms and sauté until they look fairly cooked and shiny (about 5 minutes).
  • Add almonds and sauté for a couple more minutes.
  • Finally, add frozen green beans and splash of soy sauce.
  • Stir frequently until beans are just cooked and, of course, no longer frozen.
  • If not on the south beach diet or watching sugar intake, you could add oyster sauce or other Asian condiment to the mixture.

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  1. Greg O.
    Made this recipie tonight. Made 2 changes. Used 2 cans French style green beans and slivered almonds.
  2. LonghornMama
    Loved them! Thanks for sharing!
  3. mums the word
    A nice side dish with our pork chops tonight! Simple and flavourful, what more can you want? Thanks!
  4. Pesto lover
    I sauteed one half of a chopped onion and added the garlic to it. I used fresh green beans, which I steamed a little bit first. This is a really tasty recipe. Thanks for sharing!
  5. Rachel Leah D
    I used portabello mushrooms, which were perfect in this recipe. Also, in a moment of absentmindedness, added the mushrooms + fresh green beans + garlic to the sizzling oil simultaneously -- rather than in a staggered order, as the recipe recommends -- but the dish was still amazing!



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