Green Beans with Almonds and Pomegranate | Cooking With Jade The Food and Travel Blog by Chef Jade

Green Beans with Almonds and Pomegranate


(Cooking Time: 15 minutes Preparation Time: 5 minutes Servings: 4)

This vegan recipe can be used as a special addition to any holiday table. Combining French green beans with almonds gives a nice taste and pomegranate seeds make this a more colorful, texture and flavorful side dish.

Green Beans


  • Amount per Serving
  • Calories 120g
  • Fats: 8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 10.2g
  • Protein: 4g


  • 1 lb of fine green beans
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 Cup of pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 handful of sliced almonds
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of ground black pepper to taste
Green Beans with Almonds


  • Cook the beans in boiling salted water just “al dente” (very undercooked because they will continue to cook afterward).
  • In a skillet, heat the butter and olive oil over medium heat until the butter is melted and the foam is gone.
  • Add the almonds and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. About 1 minute. Using a slotted spoon, reserve the almonds
  • Reduce the heat and add the garlic to the skillet. Cook; then stir constantly for about 30 seconds, until fragrant.
  • Add the green beans, increase the heat and cook, stirring often.
  • Add lemon juice and salt and pepper, stir well, sprinkle with almonds, stir again and serve.
  • For the topping, you can sprinkle the pomegranate on top, the black and white sesame seeds and zest a little lemon.
  • Serve and enjoy your dish!
Green Beans with Almonds and Pomegranate

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