I love green beans. In my opinion, they’re the ultimate veggie—crisp, green, and delicious! And boy are they versatile—perfect plain with some butter or you can dress them up a little and they’re sure to wow. Just look at how my recipe for Holiday Green Beans with Leeks can add color to your table!
And if you’re not into the traditional green bean casserole served around the holidays or even my healthier, real food, clean eating Green Bean Casserole, you should definitely check this recipe out! But you know, my recipe for holiday green beans is really a bit of a misnomer. Why? Well, it’s just too easy to be considered a holiday recipe.
Made with simple ingredients and ready in less than 15 minutes, there’s no futzing around with this dish. Yet your family will still be coming back for seconds and thirds. And if you’re kids aren’t fans of nuts, leave the optional toasted almond garnish off or serve it on the side. Yes, you can please everyone. 🙂
So if you’re planning a holiday gathering or even a simple, weeknight meal, give my holiday green beans with leeks a whirl. They’re a sure-fire side dish you’ll make again and again!
Kitchen Tips and Resources:
- I think a rectangular platter is a great way to serve up these green beans and make them look extra special. Just use some tongs to line up the beans on the platter, then garnish with the toasted almonds and you’re all set!
- I usually cook these green bean up in my stainless steel wok. It’s perfect for stir-fries and braising greens and vegetables.
- Wooden spatulas and spoons work fine when stir-frying vegetables, but if you’ve ever tried a wok spatula, you’ll never want to go back—especially if you’re using a wok. I absolutely love mine!