While I love filling my table with classic sides on Thanksgiving, there is one that I'm usually happy to leave off the menu: green bean casserole. But that doesn't mean I want to skip the green beans all together.
This year, let green beans offer a lighter, healthier option to balance out a table full of hearty, comforting foods. Here are a few options.
Surprise your guests by adding a spicy kick to the table this year. Charred, smoky green beans are tossed with harissa with a little extra heat (don't worry it's not too spicy), and then topped with crunchy sliced almonds.
If you're looking for an easy and delicious make-ahead veggie recipe, this is it! This quick recipe tosses blanched green beans with a nutty almond pesto. Both the beans and the pesto can be made ahead of time, and can be served at room temperature.
A long, slow braise rewards you with aromatic, tangy, spiced green beans. They'll taste even better the next day, so this is one dish you shouldn't hesitate to make ahead.
Your turn! What's your favorite way to serve green beans on Thanksgiving?