Are you still trying to find that perfect side dish for your holiday dinner? We have you covered. These Sautéed Green Beans with Toasted Almonds are sure to impress! With Villa Gabriella Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Villa Gabriella Organic Balsamic Vinegar, this recipe brings a healthy twist to a traditional green bean recipe. The toasted almonds add the perfect touch! Happy Holidays!

Serves: 4


  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp Villa Gabriella Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 16 oz fresh French Green Beans, rinsed
  • 1 shallot, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper
  • ¼ cup low sodium vegetable broth, divided
  • ¼ cup toasted almonds


  1. In a large sauté pan, warm butter and olive oil over medium heat (just until the butter is melted)
  2. Add green beans and sliced shallots
  3. Next, add balsamic vinegar and seasonings
  4. Toss green beans with tongs until all seasonings are evenly distributed
  5. Adjust heat as needed from medium to medium low and sauté for 5-7 minutes
  6. Add 2 tbsp of broth and toss green beans
  7. Cover and cook until desired tenderness, tossing and adding broth as needed to ensure green beans do not scorch!
  8. Once green beans are cooked, garnish with toasted almonds

Toasted almonds:

  1. Place almonds in a small sauté pan
  2. Mist almonds with cooking oil and toss to coat
  3. Toast until golden, mixing half way through


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