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Baby French String Beans with Slivered Almonds


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Baby French String Beans with Slivered Almonds

For the best-ever green beans seek out some haricots verts, the official French name for these delicious, best-ever green beans. They are slender, more flavorful, stringless string beans. These beans will have you saying ooh, la, la!


  • Prep Time : 10 min
  • Cook Time : 15 min
  • Ready Time : 25 min


6 Servings


  • 1 pound baby French string beans
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 tablespoons prepared crushed garlic
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Wash and trim stem end of beans. Do not trim the thin, elegant end. Place in a medium saucepan.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  3. Cover partially, allowing a bit of air to escape. Bring to a simmer over low heat and cook for 15 minutes or until tender.
  4. Pour into a bowl and serve warm or cold.


You can easily use regular string beans for this recipe, if you prefer. Just cook them about 5 minutes longer.


About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




10 Responses to Baby French String Beans with Slivered Almonds

  1. I love haricot vert. I can see how the sesame would add to the flavor of the almonds..sounds delicious!

  2. this is amazing

  3. avatar says: michele

    Are you supposed to first cook the string beans in the water rhen drain and add rest of ingredients?

    • nope just as directions instruct – add all the ingredients.

      • avatar says: Allison

        Do you boil water first or put all ingredients in pot with water and cook for 15 minutes?

        • no need to boil first – just as direction say — everything in together — and if you are using frozen string beans you don’t need any water.

          • avatar says: Ruchama

            But there ends up being so much water – do I drain it in the end? But what about the flavor and sesame seeds?

            • that’s your flavorful sauce – don’t drain – it’s delish. I actually like making this a day or two in advance, when stored in the fridge the string beans really absorb the flavor of the sauce. reheat and serve it warm or at room temp in a serving bowl with some sauce drizzled on top. If you are using frozen string beans just defrost and pat dry and add everything but the water and toss well. Warm before serving or serve at room temp.

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