Green Bean Almondine


30 minutes or fewer

When making this salad for a picnic, undercook the green beans just a bit because the tamari and vinegar will continue to “cook” them as they travel. Pack the toasted almonds separately so they stay crunchy until serving time.

  • SERVINGServings


  • 1/2 cup whole almonds
  • 1 lb. green beans, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces (about 4 cups)
  • 2 Tbs. roasted walnut oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbs. low-sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. balsamic vinegar


1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spread almonds on baking sheet, and toast 10 minutes, or until browned and fragrant. Cool, then coarsely chop. Set aside.

2. Steam green beans 6 to 8 minutes, or until crisp-tender. Rinse under cold water, and drain. Pat dry with paper towels, and transfer to medium bowl.

3. Add walnut oil, tamari and vinegar to green beans, and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Just before serving, sprinkle with chopped almonds.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Serves 4
  • Calories: 130
  • Carbohydrate Content: 10 g
  • Fat Content: 10 g
  • Fiber Content: 5 g
  • Protein Content: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 206 mg
  • Sugar Content: 2 g