1/2 pound - Fresh Green Beans
1 tbsp - Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup - Sliced Almonds
1/4 cup - Red Onion
1 clove - Garlic
1/8 tsp - Salt
1/8 tsp - Black Pepper
1/2 each - Lemon


Please DO NOT use canned green beans.

Add a splash of wine before the lemon for some extra flavor.

When I was a full time carnivore my go to green bean dish involved canned green beans, bacon, bacon grease and onions. I’m not going to lie and say it wasn’t awesome because it was… but there are ways to make things taste great AND be healthy. This recipe replaces the worthless canned green beans with fresh ones and the bacon with almonds and tastes AMAZING! Also, if you want to sound fancy-pants then you can refer to green bean almondine as Haricot Vert Amandine (people will be impressed, I promise).


    Green Bean Almondine Step 1 - Mostly Meatless Almost Vegetarian Recipes

  1. Trim the ends off of the beans and cook in a pot of boiling water for 4-5 minutes.

  2. Green Bean Almondine Step 2 - Mostly Meatless Almost Vegetarian Recipes

  3. Drain and immediately put beans in ice water to stop the cooking.

  4. Green Bean Almondine Step 3 - Mostly Meatless Almost Vegetarian Recipes

  5. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over med/hi heat and add the sliced almonds. Stir for 2-3 minutes or until golden.

  6. Green Bean Almondine Step 4 - Mostly Meatless Almost Vegetarian Recipes

  7. Add the onion and garlic and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.

  8. Green Bean Almondine Step 5 - Mostly Meatless Almost Vegetarian Recipes

  9. Add beans and toss to coat. Cook for 3-4 minutes.

  10. Add the salt and black pepper.

  11. Green Bean Almondine Step 7 - Mostly Meatless Almost Vegetarian Recipes

  12. Squeeze in the juice of the lemon (remove any seeds).

  13. Green Bean Almondine FINAL - Mostly Meatless Almost Vegetarian Recipes

Nutritional Analysis

  • Nutritional Grade: A
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in vitamin C

Nutritional information is from and is shown only as a guide. While accuracy was attempted, it is not guaranteed.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/4 of the batch (89g)
Servings Per Batch 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 122 Calories from Fat 84
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.4g 14%
Saturated Fat 0.9g 5%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 78mg 3%
Total Carbs 8.4g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3.8g 15%
Sugars 1.8g
Protein 3.8g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 24%
Calcium 6% Iron 6%
*Based on a 2,000 calorie diet