Toasted Almond Green Bean Salad Recipe -
Toasted Almond Green Bean Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Toasted Almond Green Bean Salad

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"A very healthy gourmet side dish."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. Place beans in a large saucepan, and cover with water. Boil beans until soft but still bright green, about 15 minutes. Transfer beans immediately to an ice water bath to cool. Drain after 3 minutes. Place beans in large bowl. Toss with balsamic vinegar, stir in th olive oil.
  2. Place the almonds in a heavy skillet over low heat; cook until golden. Toss almonds into the green bean salad. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 11, 2010

Very tasty, but the amount of oil the recipe calls for is excessive in my opinion. I added part of the oil and discovered I didn't need the rest. I cooked the beans in salted water, but still felt the recipe needed salt at the end. Though I enjoyed this recipe served room temperature as suggested, my husband preferred his heated.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 17, 2009

I didn't have fresh garlic on hand so I found myself struggling to add flavor to this recipe by trying a bit more vinegar, garlic salt, Mrs. Dash, parmesan cheese, and tomatoes sliced into eighths. The result was not a waste, but not something I would do again. It might've been ok with fresh garlic, but I really think this recipe leaves flavor lacking.


15 Ratings

Jun 14, 2012

Very yummy recipe! I tweaked it a bit. I also decreased the amount of oil, I tossed the beans until they were coated well (my guess is I used about 1/4 cup). I steamed the green beans just until they were bright green, were slightly cooked but still had a "snap." Then I added 1 tablespoon of regular balsamic and 1 tablespoon of white balsamic, then seasoned salt (Tastefully Simple Brand) and fresh ground pepper. I also threw in some gorgonzola that I had on hand. I made this for a large group and several are demanding the recipe. Thanks!

Jun 19, 2011

Loved This.. I made one small change using steamed green beans. Has great flavor and the crunch from the almonds was great!

Jun 24, 2013

My family loved it and I can't cook

Sep 24, 2012

I really enjoyed this, but my husband thought the vinegar in it was too strong... but we will review this recipe based on the person who has the best taste :). I sauteed my almonds in a little bit of butter and minced garlic, and a pinch of salt and pepper to give it a little more flavor. Definitely a keeper!

Nov 27, 2014

Added fresh mushrooms too - tasted great; healthy and easy!

Mar 06, 2013

I made this tonight. It was REALLY good! I did do a few things different. My green beans were from my garden and frozen in the freezer so I put them in a pot of water and boiled them for about 10 minutes, just until tender then I drained them. I had almonds that I slivered and toasted in a pan...after toasting, I set them aside and using the same pan, I put in a TBSP or two of olive oil and then tossed in my green beans. I seasoned with salt and garlic pepper and tossed them a minute or two before adding in a couple splashes of basalmic vinegar (I only made enough green beans for two ppl). Then I served the beans and sprinkled the almonds on top. I will definately be making these again.


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  • Calories
  • 192 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.8 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 16.6 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 8 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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