Green Beans With Almonds Recipe

By: Sheila Reynolds

This green beans with almonds recipe is a simple and healthy side dish. The olive oil add a wonderful heart healthy Mediterranean flair and depth to this delicious dish. This is a great way to turn boring green beans into something special to impress your guests.


  • 1 lb. green beans, ends snapped off, rinsed
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 4 tbs. olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil. Add salt and then the green beans. Boil for three to four minutes, or until bright green yet still firm. Drain and cover to keep warm.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet and add the garlic, sautéing until the garlic is translucent. Add the almonds, tossing to coat, and cook for one to two minutes, or until fragrant and light brown.
  3. Toss the green beans with the olive oil, almonds, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm