Ready in under 10 minutes, these Vegan Cheesy and Buttery Green Beans Almondine are so rich and scrumptious, they’re the perfect side dish for any occasion, from the casual get together to the most elaborate of dinners…

Ready in under 10 minutes, these Vegan Cheesy and Buttery Green Beans Almondine are so rich and scrumptious, they're the perfect side dish for any occasion, from the casual get together to the most elaborate of dinners

Are you all green-beaned out yet? Of course not… that’s a silly question. For I mean, seriously… is it even possible to ever have your quota of green beans?

Not for me, anyway… I love green beans that much (although that hasn’t always been the case but hey, things change, right?). They are pretty fantastic on their own, if you ask me, with just a little bit of evoo, salt and pepper. But something definitely has to be said for combining them with toasted almonds, lemon and butter. Add a little bit of cheesiness to that, in the form of nutritional yeast, and you get a dish that tastes like it was elaborated for royalty. Except it’s so easy to make, even kids could very easily whip it up!

I’m telling you, there’s nothing not to like about this dish! Me, I could totally sit myself down with this entire plate and wolf the whole thing down, no help required!

Hey, who says you can’t have only green beans for dinner?

Rinse the green beans under cold running water until they are completely thawed and let them drain for a few minutes.

Start by rinsing your frozen green beans under cold running water until they are completely thawed, then let them drain for a few minutes.

There is absolutely no need to cook or even blanch the beans at this point; I’m a huge fan of frozen beans for that very reason. They are so much easier and quicker to use, yet they taste just as good as fresh. Of course, if you preferred to use fresh beans, you could totally do that but then you would definitely need to blanch them first (see this post if you need help with that…)

Cook the slivered almonds until they are fragrant and golden brown

While the beans are draining / drying out a little, heat some olive oil in a large skillet set over medium heat, then add the slivered almonds and cook them, stirring often, until they become fragrant and golden brown, about 3-4 minutes.

Add the green beans, stir to coat well

Quickly add the thawed green beans, stir to coat well and continue cooking until they are completely heated through, about 3 minutes.

Add the nutritional yeast, red pepper flakes, onion powder, garlic powder and salt and stir well

Next, add the nutritional yeast, red pepper flakes, onion powder, garlic powder and salt and stir well.

add the lemon juice and vegan butter

Finally, add the lemon juice and vegan butter and continue cooking until the butter is completely melted.

Ready in under 10 minutes, these Vegan Cheesy and Buttery Green Beans Almondine are so rich and scrumptious, they're the perfect side dish for any occasion, from the casual get together to the most elaborate of dinners

And there you have it! You’re all good and ready to serve. Told you this was a quick and easy one. But wait ’til you get a taste… WHOA! You might not even want to share!

Ready in under 10 minutes, these Vegan Cheesy and Buttery Green Beans Almondine are so rich and scrumptious, they're the perfect side dish for any occasion, from the casual get together to the most elaborate of dinners
Ready in under 10 minutes, these Vegan Cheesy and Buttery Green Beans Almondine are so rich and scrumptious, they're the perfect side dish for any occasion, from the casual get together to the most elaborate of dinners
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Cheesy and Buttery Green Beans Almondine

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Ready in under 10 minutes, these Vegan Cheesy and Buttery Green Beans Almondine are so rich and scrumptious, they're the perfect side dish for any occasion, from the casual get together to the most elaborate of dinners
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb frozen French green beans*

Instructions

  • Rinse the green beans under cold running water until they are completely thawed and let them drain for a few minutes.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet set over medium heat, then add the slivered almonds and cook them, stirring often, until they become fragrant and golden brown, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the green beans, stir to coat well and continue cooking until they are completely heated through, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the nutritional yeast, red pepper flakes, onion powder, garlic powder and salt and stir well, then add the lemon juice and vegan butter and continue cooking until the butter is completely melted.
  • Serve without delay.

Notes

*You could also use fresh beans, in which case you would have to blanch them first. See this post if you need help with that. 

Nutrition

Calories: 181kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 200mg, Potassium: 358mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 820IU, Vitamin C: 15mg, Calcium: 66mg, Iron: 2mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: French
Author: Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

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