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Sauteed Green Beans with Garlic and Almonds

Easy and tasty Sautéed Green Beans with Garlic and Almonds recipe you can whip up in 20 minutes! A delicious side dish to compliment chicken, beef, fish, or pork!
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Tiffany


  • 1 pound fresh green beans ends trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil sub additional 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup shaved, sliced, or slivered almonds


  • Make sure the beans are patted dry, then add to a large skillet along with oil. Saute over medium heat 1-2 minutes. Add garlic, salt, pepper, brown sugar, and almonds. 
  • Saute 10 minutes or until green beans are easily pierced with  fork. Allow to cool slightly before serving.