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Bruce Bradley's Holiday Green Beans with Leeks are perfect for any special occasion yet easy enough for a weeknight meal. Here's to a delicious way to eat your veggies!

Green Beans with Leeks

Bruce Bradley
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Servings 4 -5


  • 1 pound green beans or haricot vert
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh leeks or sweet onions
  • 6 tablespoons chicken broth vegetable broth, or water
  • 1 1/2 - 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or balsamic vinegar

Optional Almond Garnish:

  • 1/2 cup toasted almonds
  • 1/2-1 tablespoon butter or olive oil


  • Add olive oil, butter, garlic, and leeks to a large saucepan or wok and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until leeks are soft, transparent, and starting to brown.
  • Stir in green beans and broth/water. Cook for about 5-7 minutes until beans are tender. Add lemon juice/vinegar and season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with toasted almonds if desired.

Toasted Almonds:

  • Toast almonds by heating oil or butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add almonds and brown. Watch them carefully since the almonds can burn rather quickly, especially if you're not cooking them over a lower heat. Let almonds sit until cool.


We recommend using organic ingredients when possible.
This recipe can easily be right-sized for your table. Looking for a side-dish for two? Divide it in half. Serving a party of 10 or 12? Just double it!
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