Sunday, November 23, 2014

Holiday Green Beans Almondine

Green Beans Almondine is a versatile vegetable side dish. It is quick and simple enough to throw together on a busy weeknight but nice enough to serve to guests. This is a classic American dish and always on my holiday table!




  • 1 pound green beans 
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 clove fresh garlic; minced
  • black Pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice 
  • sea salt, for seasoning water


  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil and season with a generous pinch of sea salt.
  2. Have a large bowl of ice water ready.
  3. In a large skillet melt a tablespoon of coconut oil. Add in the sliced almonds, stirring occasionally until toasted and golden. Remove to a small bowl and set them aside.
  4. Drop the green beans into the salted boiling water for two to three minutes. Immediately remove and plunge them into the bowl of ice water, to retain that bright green color.
  5. Drain and shake off any excess water before placing the green beans in the hot skillet with the coconut oil. Toss and cook the beans for a few minutes to get them hot again. Add the garlic and lemon juice. Season with a generous amount of black pepper and toss, cooking until the green beans are to your liking.
  6. Add the toasted almonds back in to the skillet, toss and serve! Enjoy!
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    This recipe was shared at: Allergy-Free WednesdaysFull Plate Thursday
    Gluten Free Wednesdays, Fat Tuesdays, Real Food Friday ,Gluten Free Fridays,
    Melt In Your Mouth Monday, Motivation Monday, Hearth and Soul,
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  1. It's a fantastic side-dish :)
    I know it tastes great as we have a similar recipe and eat it almost every Friday dinner.

  2. Delicious green beans with almonds, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop pinning.

    1. Thanks Swathi and thanks for hosting Hearth and Soul blog hop!

  3. Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays Party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :) I can't wait to see what you share next time!