A very healthy gourmet side dish.
Place beans in a large saucepan, and cover with water. Boil beans until soft but still bright green, about 15 minutes. Transfer beans immediately to an ice water bath to cool. Drain after 3 minutes. Place beans in large bowl. Toss with balsamic vinegar, stir in th olive oil.
Place the almonds in a heavy skillet over low heat; cook until golden. Toss almonds into the green bean salad. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
Per Serving: 192 calories; protein 3.3g; carbohydrates 9.8g; fat 16.6g; sodium 8mg.