Green Beans Almondine

Green Beans Almondine
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Green Beans Almondine
Allison Beck

Green Beans Almondine

For me, the holidays aren't complete without green beans almondine. Still-warm haricots verts, the thin French beans, preferably frenched and cooked until crisp-tender, tossed with an aromatic oil and a garnish of crunchy, nutty toasted almonds. It's the ultimate comfort food for me.

Green beans almondine is the perfect holiday party side dish. Forget the boxes you can buy at the market — you'll save money if you make your own. It's an easy and healthy side dish that is guaranteed to please even the pickiest of eaters!

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  • 12 organic haricots verts
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Maldon salt
  • 1/3 toasted almonds, chopped


Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, add the beans and bring to a boil again. Cook until bright green and just tender, about 1 minute for fresh beans. Immediately drain. Place in a serving bowl, garnish with olive oil and salt to your liking. Sprinkle the almonds on top just before serving.

Green Bean Shopping Tip

Legumes are high in a number of nutrients, especially protein and fiber – filling you up with relatively few calories.

Green Bean Cooking Tip

Beans are done when they can be easily mashed with a fork – make sure to test a few in case they have not cooked evenly.