Baby French String Beans with Slivered Almonds

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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!

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  • 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.