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Almond green beans on a plate with fork

Almond Garlic Green Beans

A simple but elegant side dish that's ready in 15 minutes. Tossed with almonds, garlic, and tamari glaze, this is one of our favorite ways to enjoy green beans!
AuthorKaitlin - The Garden Grazer
Prep Time:8 mins
Cook Time:7 mins
Total Time:15 mins
CourseSide Dish
CuisineFrench-Inspired, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, Vegan
Servings4 side servings


  • 12 oz. fresh green beans
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds (or almond slivers)


  • Trim ends off green beans. Mince garlic.
  • In a skillet over medium-high heat, add vegetable broth and bring to a light simmer.
  • Once simmering, add green beans. Cover and let steam for about 3 minutes.
  • Add minced garlic and stir with tongs to combine. Re-cover and let cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Reduce heat and add tamari. Stir well and cook for 1 more minute (or until desired tenderness).
  • Taste and add more tamari or salt/pepper if desired.
  • Transfer to a serving dish (be sure to include the tiny but flavorful garlic bits!)
  • Sprinkle with almonds and serve.


Almonds: You can also add the almonds straight to the pan (either with the garlic or tamari). This heats and lightly toasts them, and they will soak up extra savory flavor from the pan juices.
Serving: Serve immediately while warm or at room temperature.
For gluten-free: Use tamari.

Nutrition Per Serving (Estimate)

Calories: 120 kcal | Carbohydrates: 10 g | Protein: 5 g | Fat: 8 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5 g | Trans Fat: 0.003 g | Potassium: 308 mg | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 4 g | Vitamin A: 650 IU | Vitamin C: 11 mg | Calcium: 75 mg | Iron: 2 mg