25 March 2010


Okay, I admit it…I like canned green beans better than garden fresh.  I know, I know, it’s awful! But, it’s been this way since I was a kid and my dad had a garden.  Anyway, I’ve found a way to make even canned beans unique, tasty and “high-end.” 
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2 cans green beans (any style, I usually do 1 cut and 1 French cut mixed)
Slivered almonds
Cavender’s All-Purpose Greek Seasoning
Salt and Pepper
Heat beans on stovetop. Add about 1/3 small bag of slivered almonds, several generous shakes of Greek seasoning, and dashes of S&P to the pot.  Continue heating til bubbling, then reduce heat to simmer.  Serve and enjoy the compliments!
My father-in-law absolutely LOVES these and, no matter what other (more impressive) dishes I am serving, he goes on about the beans!
Hope you can put this green bean cooking “trick” up your sleeve, too!
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  1. Beans with a kick.....my son loves everything with hot sauce. I will try this:)

  2. Laurie, I have never heard of this greek spice, but I'll look for it. We sometimes put Greek salad dressing on our green beans, but I think the spice would taste better. I taste the vinegar in the salad dressing. Love your blog!

  3. I'll have to try the Greek seasoning. We like Italian cut green beans because they are so enormous, and I gussie them up with bacon or a small ham hock and a red pepper pod. Have a great weekend!

  4. I am all about fancying up simple dishes like this - it's that little touch that really makes a difference, right? :-) Thank you for sharing this tip!