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Green Beans Almondine

Green Beans Almondine

An easy classic that's even easier using a microwave oven.













Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, High Fiber


2 pounds green beans
½ cup water
3 tablespoons butter
or margarine
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
cup almonds
slivered, or sliced, or chopped, toasted
¼ cup cranberries, dried


Wash beans and cut off ends.

Place in a deep, 2-quart heat-resistant, non-metallic casserole with water.

Heat, covered, in Microwave Oven 10 to 12 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender.

Drain beans.

Add butter, almonds, salt, black pepper and nutmeg to drained green beans.

Stir to combine.

Heat, uncovered, in Microwave Oven 5 minutes or until butter has melted and beans are tender.

Stove-top method:

Steam green beans in a steamer for about 5 minutes.

Right away transfer into ice water to stop green beans from cooking.

Heat butter in large nonstick skillet over medium high heat until butter is melted.

Cook green beans until they are tender but still crisp, about 2 minutes.

Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

Transfer to serving plate. Sprinkle with almonds and cranberries if using.



* not incl. in nutrient facts


over 4 years

Followed the stove-top method, and it was a quick, easy and delicious side dish. I chopped whole almonds into small chunks, then toasted in a toaster oven for about 10 minutes at 350 degree F, and the toasted almonds certainly added some yummy nuttiness and nice crunch. Also topped with some dried cranberries to add a touch of colour and a burst of sweet-sourness.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 184g (6.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 12760% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 443mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Sugars g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 24% Vitamin C 41%
Calcium 7% Iron 10%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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