Green Beans & Almonds – Asian Style

Green Beans & Almonds - Asian Style

I have always loved green beans – or string beans, as we called them growing up. Fresh, long, luscious – I could eat my mom’s fresh string beans all day!

Today’s recipe is different than my mom’s Southern styled green beans – the seasonings give it a bit of an Asian flair! We frequently serve this dish during the holidays because it’s one of the few “green” dishes Prince Charming likes. I hope you enjoy it too!


2 Pounds Fresh Green Beans
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
¼ Cup Blanched Almonds
4 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
2 Teaspoons Garlic


1. Wash the green beans and remove the ends. If desired, snap in half.

2. Heat the olive oil on high in a work or frying pan.

3. Add the green beans and toss to coat.

4. Add the pepper and garlic and toss for 5 to 8 minutes.

5. Add the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and blanched almonds.

6. Toss for another 3 to 4 minutes, then remove from the heat and serve.

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43 Responses to “Green Beans & Almonds – Asian Style”

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  1. DanielleisNesting says:

    Oh! I love the Asian flair! I'm going to try this!

  2. Holly says:

    I am absolutley trying this…I always make my green beans the same way…my family would love this! Thanks for coming by 504 Main….I am a new follower here.

  3. Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape says:

    love these, I'm hungry now, I love the crunchiness of it and feeling like I'm eating healthy, nice. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Doris Sturm says:

    Mmmmm, I love that dish! I always get string beans in Asian restaurants. I also love to make my own stir fry at home with fresh ginger and topped with toasted sesame seeds…very yummy!

    Thanks for the recipe.

  5. Jayden's mom says:

    Following from To-the-TOP Tuesday! Those beans look amazing! We also called them string beans growing up!

  6. Priscilla says:

    NEw follower!!

    Love the cats! lol

  7. Kelly says:

    Love green beans! Thanks for linking up on my blog!


  8. Jackie @ Crest Cottage Creations says:

    Wow! That sounds so good. I can't wait to try it out with egg rolls or fried rice. Thanks for sharing!!

  9. Marah says:


    i'm you newest follower from the chickadee blog hop.

    i'd love for you to come by my blog and follow back! 🙂

  10. Gail @ Faithfulness Farm says:

    YUM…love the asian flair! I do a lot of green beans, bacon bits and almonds. Gonna try this one next time 🙂


  11. Sweet and Savory says:

    This looks like a great blog. I am so glad you linked up with My Meatless Mondays so I could find you.

    The Worcestshire sauce must give the beans, a little punch, in the flavor. Sounds very good and healthy.

  12. Alida says:

    sounds tasty!!

  13. Vic says:

    I hate green beans…but this looks and sounds sooooo delish! thanks:) have a great night!!!

  14. Miz Helen says:

    I just love your Green Beans. Thank you for sharing and have a good week.

  15. Leah says:

    Looks delicious!


    These green beans look great. I love fresh green beans and make them all the time. Costco seems to have them fresh long after they are in season. I will have to try this twist.
    Also, I have sort of a new blog party called s Tuesday's Tasty Tidbits. I noticed that you are joining several and some of which I had not heard so I am checking them out. Check mine out if you get a chance.

  17. Christy says:

    What a delicious change from good ole southern style beans! I love fresh green beans. thank you for sharing this with the hearth and soul hop!

  18. Christy says:

    this is a very refreshing recipe..i love worcestershire sauce but never thought to use it on veggies. i love the idea! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club

  19. Melodie says:

    I've made something like this but with balsamic vinegar, feta and pine nuts. Yummy green beans!

  20. Erin @ EKat's Kitchen says:

    Thanks for sharing with Friday Potluck this week! I love the addition of Asian flair — the garlicky soy flavor sounds awesome.

  21. Brenda says:

    We called them string beans growning up too and they are just something that HAVE to be eaten fresh! I can eat canned peans and canned corn but not canned green beans, lol. I love fresh beans though and I bet these are delicious with that Asian twist. Thank you so much for sharing with Cookbook Sundays!

  22. cocinadiary says:

    Beautiful dish, and sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing with Sundays at One Food Club. Angie

  23. Couscous & Consciousness says:

    I love fresh beans, and I especially love them with almonds – they are such a fantastic combination of taste and texture together. Really love the idea of the Asian-inspired flavourings with this. Will definitely try this.
    Sue 🙂

  24. Jerri says:

    Looks great! I love green beans.

    Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week. Hope to see you again this week. Also, I'd like to invite you to come by next Thursday for my Holly Bloggy Christmas Recipe Party!

  25. Jonell says:

    Yes, I must try this..look similar to one of my recipe..thanks a million for sharing-luv fo you to leave feedback esp let me know your response when I make changs to my blog..which I am prone to do on a fairly regular basis..:^)
    Like Gramma’s House Blog

  26. Lisa says:

    This looks SO good! Thanks for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday!” 🙂

  27. This looks really yummy! I like it because it’s fresh green beans, which I LOVE!

    Popping over from SITSSharefest and I pinned you to their boards today, too. 🙂

  28. XmasDolly says:

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my now this sounds really good. I have to pin this one so I have it too, but you could put this one on my linky too if you like… mmmmmmm I tried growing beans this year, but no luck 🙁

  29. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Ramona,
    There is nothing like a wonderful pot of fresh green beans, and we would just love your recipe! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  30. Love this combination – delicious. Will be cooking this soon. You can join us on instagram @de2coeur too 🙂

  31. Quirky Homemaker says:

    Those look yummy! I’m going to pin it. Stopping by from Friendship Friday. Have a great weekend!

  32. I can’t wait to try this – such a great combination.

  33. Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing on the Healthy Living Link Party.

  34. I love simple and healthy recipes! Pinned too 🙂 Thank you for sharing at #healthylivinglinkparty. Hope to see you again next week!

  35. Anne says:

    I love green beans with almonds! The Asian flair sounds even better. Thanks for sharing on healthy living link party!

  36. My mother used to make this dish. I have happy memories related to eating green beans and almonds. Thanks for sharing this!

  37. These green beans sound delicious! Thank you for sharing at the Healthy Living Link Party 🙂 We hope to see you back tonight!

  38. This sounds like the perfect side dish to put with thanksgiving dinner or any dinner! 🙂

  39. Heather says:

    I love green beans, but have never tried making them with soy sauce. That sounds like a great flavor combo!

    Green beans are really cheap here in Costa Rica, next time we get some we’ll have to try them out with some Asian flavors! Thanks for the inspiration!


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