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Blistered Green Beans with Tomato-Almond Pesto

2 pints of cherry tomatoes
¼ cup of unsalted almonds
1 clove of garlic minced
2 T olive oil
2 T sherry or red wine vinegar
1 t paprika
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Kosher salt, fresh ground pepper
3 t vegetable oil
2 lbs. of green beans.

Preheat the oven to 450

Roast tomatoes on a rimmed baking sheet, turning once until blistered and slightly charred,  15 to 20 minutes, Cool.
Finely chop almonds in a food processor Add garlic, olive oil, vinegar, paprika and cayenne and half of the tomatoes. Pulse to a coarse pesto consistency. Season with salt and pepper.

Heat 1 ½ teaspoon vegetable oil in a skillet
Over medium high heat.  Add ½ of the beans, cook undisturbed until beginning to blister
About 2 minutes, toss and continue to cook until tender 7-9 minutes season with salt and pepper
Spread beans out on a platter, allow to cool, and continue to cook the remaining beans with more oil.
Dish can be prepared 3 hours in advance.  Toss and season before serving.

From: bonappetite.com




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