Jacked Up Green Beans

Nothing says Thanksgiving side dishes like mouthwatering green beans!

I am always looking for new and innovative ways to add some spunk to all of my dishes, but the Thanksgiving sides is where I was drawing a blank this year. I was in charge of the desserts and the green beans, which I thought would be super easy — it was not. I didn’t want to do a green bean casserole AGAINNNNN so I was on the hunt for about a week to find a new way to brighten these bad boys up!

I found this recipe on Pinterest – literally my favorite website in the entire world – and I went with it! I added a couple flares of my own, but I pretty much kept to the recipe.

Ingredients :

  • 1 – 2 lbs green beans
  • 1 cups walnuts, toasted
  • 2 shallots
  • 4 oz goat cheese, crumbled
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions :

  1.  On a large skillet, heat olive oil and add walnuts
  2.  Cook until walnuts are nice and toasted and browned. Add the chopped shallots and cook until fragrant – about 6 – 7 minutes
  3.  While the shallots and walnuts are roasting, boil a large pot of water and cook the green beans for about 5 minutes. Once you take them out, submerge them into ice water to stop the cooking.
  4.  Throw them into the skillet with the shallots and the walnuts and toss to get a nice toast on them
  5.  Once you are ready to serve the green beans, crumble the goat cheese and toss to get everything combined

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