Sauteed String Beans with Almonds

Total Time
19 min
8 min
11 min
Forget fattening green bean casserole. These string beans are simple and flavorful, with lots of almond crunch.


slivered almonds

½ cup(s)

olive oil

2 tsp

garlic clove(s)

3 medium clove(s), minced

uncooked green snap beans

8 cup(s), fresh, trimmed, or thawed if frozen

canned chicken broth

½ cup(s), or vegetable broth

table salt

½ tsp, or to taste

black pepper

¼ tsp, freshly ground, or to taste


  1. Place almonds in a large dry skillet and place pan over medium heat. Cook until nuts are golden brown, shaking pan frequently, about 2 to 4 minutes. Remove nuts from pan; set aside.
  2. Heat oil in same skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook , stirring, 1 minute. Add string beans and sauté 1 minute. Add broth to pan; cover and steam until string beans are crisp-tender, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper; stir to coat. Remove from heat; stir in toasted almonds. Yields about 3/4 cup per serving.


For variety, substitute pine nuts for almonds. Toast them just as you would the almonds. You may also use wax beans, snap peas or snow peas, if desired.

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