Delicate green beans cooked to tender perfection with almonds and garlic. This simple yet flavorful dish makes a delicious side to any main course! When it comes to flavor and texture, this dish has got it all, the soft green beans are delicious and juicy,  and the crunchy almonds give it a nice nutty flavor.

This nutritious dish would be perfect for a Sunday dinner accompanied with some Roasted chicken and garlic bread, Lamb chops, and butter roasted potatoes, or some delicious seafood lasagna. One thing’s for certain,  This dish goes well with just about anything!

Quick To Make

So it’s your turn to make dinner and you’ve got everything all planned out, but you just can’t quite decide what to make for a side dish. The time is running out and everyone’s restless and eager for dinner, what do you do?  Well, good news for you, these tasty green beans only take 20 minutes to prep and sautee! So you can make dinner on time and satisfy your family’s hunger with a delicious and nutritious meal.


A Healthy Side-Dish

These sautéed green beans are absolutely tasty! But did you know that they’re also very good for you? There are over 150 types of green beans and each of them is nutrient-dense and promotes good health, green beans are a rich source of Vitamins A, C, and K, and nutrients such as potassium, calcium, and magnesium. They can improve heart health, protect bone health, and pregnancy health!


How To Serve

One of the great things about this green bean dish is that it will taste great with just about any meat or main dish you can think of! It makes a tasty addition to grilled meats such as pork and steak. It goes exceptionally well with baked chicken or some spicy meatloaf.


Serving Size

This recipe yields around 8 servings of green beans, that’s the perfect amount for a nice family dinner, you might even have some leftover.  If your family’s on the smaller side, this recipe may also be enough to accommodate a few guests at the dinner table.


Equipment Needed

Skillet– You’ll need a large skillet or non-stick frying pan to sautee the green beans.

Wooden Spoon–  just a regular wooden spoon will do for stirring.

Fork-You can use a regular dinner fork for testing the tenderness of the beans.


Type of Main Ingredient

Green Bean– I found that it’s best to use fresh green beans for this recipe.

Almonds– For the recipe, I used almonds that had been blanched, peeled, and sliced.

Garlic– Use freshly minced garlic as it has a stronger flavor.



 Sesame Oil– Use an equal amount of sesame oil to replace the olive oil in this recipe.

Almond – You can use slivered almonds as a substitute for the sliced almonds in the recipe.

Molasses and White Sugar– If you’ve run out of brown sugar, simply make your own at home! Combine ½ cup white sugar and 1 ½ tsp molasses and use it according to the recipe.


The Ingredients

  • Green Beans– Edges trimmed of, patted dry, and sauteed.
  • Almond– Peeled, sliced, and added to the skillet with the green beans.
  • Garlic-Minced and sauteed with the green beans.
  • Sugar– Added to the green beans with the garlic, pepper, salt, and almonds.
  • Pepper– Adds spice to the dish
  • Salt– Brings out the flavors of the other ingredients.
  • Sesame Oil– Combined with the olive oil and used to saute the greens beans and the other ingredients.
  • Olive Oil– Mixed with the sesame oil and used to cook the meal.


The Instructions

  1. Rinse and dry the green beans, the cut off the ends.
  2. Transfer the bean into a skillet with oil and cook them for about 2 minutes over a medium flame.
  3. Stir in the garlic, salt, pepper, brown sugar, and almonds and cook for another10 minutes until a fork can easily go through the green beans.


Pat The Beans Dry

Once the green beans have been washed, use a paper towel to dab off all the water until they’re dry. This will prevent having excess moisture in the pot while sautéing the beans, as it would only become a soupy mess.


Tenderizing The Green Beans

For this recipe, I sautéed the green beans for about 11-13 minutes total until fork tender and juicy! However, this isn’t the only way to achieve succulent beans, you can also blanch them before cooking.

Place the beans in a pot of boiling water for a minute or two, then remove from the water and immediately plunge them into some water with ice cubes to stop the cooking process, dry, then proceed with sauteing. Firstly what this will do is kill any bacteria present on the beans, and soften them up thus reducing the cooking time by about half.    


Storage Tips

To store this dish, you must first allow it to cool, transfer it into an airtight container, then refrigerate it within an hour after cooling to prevent the growth of bacteria. This will last for about 3-5 days in the fridge. They can also be frozen for longer storage up to 2 weeks max.


This recipe for sautéed green beans is delicious and nutritious! They make the perfect side dish for any main course meal, from chicken to pork, beef, or fish, you name it! This dish goes great with everything and your palette will agree!


Sauteed Green Beans with Garlic and Almonds

Sauteed Green Beans with Garlic and Almonds

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Tender string beans sauteed with garlic and almonds for a deliciously tasty combo!


  • 2 cups green beans (rinsed and remove ends)
  • 1 tbs sesame oil
  • 1 tbs olive
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic (minced)
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup almonds (peeled and ends removed)


    1. Rinse the green beans, cut off the ends and use a paper towel to pat them until dry.
    2. In a large skillet saute the green beans with the oil for 2 minutes over medium heat.
    3. After 2 minutes, add the garlic, salt, pepper, brown sugar and almonds, and saute 10 more minutes until the beans are fork tender. Serve warm.

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