Oh my is this a tasty recipe! As you’ve probably seen in previous posts, I like to scavenge from people with vegetable gardens with extra produce. I had a bunch of beautiful green beans from my mother in law earlier this week. I usually cook them the same way (my Easy Gourmet Green Beans recipe), but I wanted to try something different. After all, you don’t take fresh produce for granted as you never know when you’ll be able to get more…I’m addicted. I may need a garden produce intervention. Anyway, I thought it would be pretty good if I threw some salami in there (because, why not?). Have I ever had salami in my green beans? Well, no. But, if you have inspiration hit you, you go for it! And while you’re at it, why not throw some chopped almonds on there for extra flavor and crunch? The result was pretty dang good. I planned on this as a side dish and we wound up eating this for our main course!
So, without further ado, here is what I threw together for dinner on Tuesday 🙂
Green Beans with Salami and Almonds
1 lb fresh green beans
8 slices thin sliced salami, chopped (or any other Italian cured meat I bet would work – the good stuff if you have it)
1/2 cup chopped almonds
Salt and Pepper to taste
Boil green beans for 4 minutes and drain. In a pan of your choice, heat some olive oil between medium and medium-high heat, then throw in the chopped salami and get it cooking for a minute, stirring frequently. Add green beans and saute for another 4 minutes or until salami is to your desired crispiness. During the last 30 seconds or so, add salt and pepper and stir to distribute to all the beans. Plate and top with chopped almonds. Enjoy!