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Green Beans Almondine


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Green Beans Almondine

Sauteed green beans with crispy sliced almonds - yum.


  • Prep Time : 10 min
  • Cook Time : 10 min
  • Ready Time : 20 min




  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lb fresh green beans, overgrown stems snapped off, washed


In a large skillet, heat ½ tablespoon of oil over medium-low heat. Add the almonds and cook until lightly golden, stirring often so as not to burn. Remove the almonds from the pan.  Sprinkle with a little salt and transfer the almonds to a small bowl.

Put the pan back over high heat.  Add the other 1/2 tablespoon oil and then the green beans and toss around until cooked just enough that retain their crisp texture.   Once cooked toss with the almonds and serve.


About Tamar Genger MA, RD


Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!




26 Responses to Green Beans Almondine

  1. avatar says: Tzivia

    Sorry this one I can’t try because I’m highly allergic to nuts

  2. avatar says: Gillyk

    Made this to go with chicken livers peri peri (another recipe from this site). I used frozen green beans as that is what I had in. I made sure not to overcook them and they look as good as the picture, a lovely bright green. Cooking them in the oil that the almonds had been roasted in imparted a wonderful flavour to them.

  3. I prepared this side dish alongside slow cooker Mediterranean Chicken Thighs (not from this site) over couscous.

    I used a bit over 1 pound of fresh green beans, but found the beans took too much attention and too long to cook uncovered over high heat. I lowered the heat to medium-low, covered the pan and went off to prep the couscous. Within another 10 minutes of cooking covered, the beans were perfect.

    After tossing with the roasted almonds, I finished the dish with some freshly grated pepper, a dash or two of red pepper flakes and approximately 1 tbsp of fresh lemon juice.

    Bright green, crunchy and fresh- a perfect side dish!

  4. Wow this was great !!! I used French green beans
    And it was delicious . Will definitely make this again and so easy !!

  5. Made this, but put a drop of margarine and 1 crushed garlic clove

  6. avatar says: alperjf

    I made these green beans for dinner last night as a side dish for chicken and they were delicious! The green beans were bright and crisp and tasted great cooked in the oil from the toasted almonds. I will definitely make this again for an easy and healthy side dish.

  7. The other night I decided to make a fast and quick dinner. When I came across this recipe I happily made it. It was a delicious addition and added a necessary healthy vegetable side dish.

  8. avatar says: Ann G

    Recipe is a breeze. Our family likes things a bit spicy, so I coarsely chopped 1/3 cup wasabi & soy almonds and sprinkled on top of the cooked beans. Very yummy.

  9. I also blanched the green beans for 3 minutes before adding to the fry pan. Yummy.

  10. avatar says: Monica

    This recipe is perfect. Coming from a house where my mother boils vegetables until they are mush, I am always looking for ways to NOT boil vegetables. The green beans tasted so fresh. This was the perfect side dish.

  11. Super easy and super yummy! I used frozen green beans with olive oil and baked them. I also toasted my almonds in the oven. Tasted great!

  12. avatar says: R

    Such an delicious side dish – easy and healthy!

  13. avatar says: lin1325

    I made these beans tonight. The beans were microwaved for 1 minute before being added to the frying pan. Over high heat they started to blacken, so I lowered the heat and covered the pan. When they looked ready, I sprinkled some chopped, smoked almonds over the beans. They were delicious. Next time I will precook them for an additional minute.

  14. avatar says: mommyray

    I really liked this recipe. I think next time I would try adding sesame oil and garlic for a bit of a flavor boost. The crispy almonds were a nice addition!

  15. avatar says: esther

    Since there are usually frozen green beans in the house, that’s what I used. The trick is to defrost and drain them before cooking. Then they taste so much like fresh green beans.

  16. So easy, and so good. I added some garlic and onion powder, and it was so easy. Served it with the oven baked sweet and sour chicken. What a colorful plate.

  17. I tried them two ways, once on the stove and once in the oven roasting them following the recipe. Added in garlic cloves to roast in the oven, and it was fabulous. Both tasted good.

  18. avatar says: Laura

    Delicious and easy to make! I added some garlic and some Pareve chicken soup powder to it for flavor.

  19. avatar says: Laya

    These green beans were really tasty. It helps to start with really good fresh string beans. I added a little minced garlic and toasted sesame seeds at the end of the cooking the green beans. This added a really nice crunch. This is a nice company dish

  20. avatar says: aro208

    This was nice and easy to make and my 2.5 year old boys loved it! I on the other hand would want it a little tastier, and add some garlic and pepper like others said. I will try this again.

  21. avatar says: mathmom

    My husband was tired of my previous green beans almondine recipe, one of the few vegetable dishes he would eat. That recipe is similar but includes sesame seeds and garlic. He would not even taste this one. So it made some good lunches for my son and myself.

  22. I followed the recipe except used less salt. it is a good simple recipe.

  23. avatar says: bshmagin

    Yum! The flavor of the almonds cooked in the oil really added a subtle, yet tasty addition to the green bean flavor! Like others suggested, I added garlic since our family has several garlic fans!

  24. Delicious!

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