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INGREDIENTS
4 cups green beans, snipped and snapped


DIRECTIONS
Using a basket steamer or a colander over a large pot with a lid, steam beans until bright
green, but still a bit crispy. Flavor one of the following ways and serve immediately.
Simple Spice—grate fresh nutmeg lightly over beans and toss to coat completely
Lively Lemon—mix cooked beans with the zest of one lemon and 1 tablespoon of juice
Nicely Nicoise—toss 1/4 cup chopped nicoise olives, 1 tablespoon of capers, and
freshly ground black pepper with hot beans—serve hot or at room temperature
Classic Almond—sauté 1/2 cup sliced or slivered almonds in 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
until browned, toss with beans, salt to taste

Copyright © 2008 Stefanie Samara Hamblen