Haricot Vert - French Green Beans With Garlic and Sliced Almonds

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This side or I would eat this as a snack. It has a garlicy, crisp, squeaky bite to it! Tossed with almonds. Use tender, young, thin beans.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pan over medium high heat, heat oil adding almonds and toss till for 1 minute add garlic to lightly brown add beans and water or broth cover for 5 minutes on low heat.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
Most Helpful

This is so delicious, even without almonds! (Never tried it with almonds because I didn't have any on hand). Have made it about 3 times now and it makes a great side dish. Microwaved the beans for 2 minutes instead of 4 and have used garlic powder in the past, when I had no minced garlic on hand. Now I just buy a jar of minced garlic - makes things so much easier. I use about 1/4 chicken broth - it makes a difference. Water doesn't seem to bring out the flavor as well in this dish. I have chopped up scallions before and thrown it in and have put in some diced caramelized onions for added flavor. Very good and highly recommended! It's the only way I make french green beans!

Nyx September 19, 2011

Very good. I used frozen green beans.

sheepdoc February 24, 2013

This is an excellent recipe. I plan to use it a lot. It is simple and delicious.

foodnb January 29, 2013