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This recipe for garlic sautéed green beans is tossed in a homemade dijon vinaigrette for an easy, healthy and incredibly flavorful vegetable side dish. Finish with toasted almonds and fresh herbs. Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and ready in under 30 minutes!

Garlic sautéed green beans with dijon vinaigrette, toasted almonds, lemon wedges on a white plate.

Pairing green beans and dijon mustard will always remind me of my dear friend in New York. I hosted a dinner party during my first winter living there, and I remember she made a green bean and dijon salad that was so flavourful!

I was wowed at how well the two ingredients paired with one another, and it’s what inspired me to make these Garlic Sautéed Green Beans with Dijon Vinaigrette today 🙂

This recipe is super simple to make – just sauté some fresh green beans with garlic, then toss them in a homemade dijon and white wine vinaigrette. Everything is then topped with toasted almonds, a sprinkle of parsley, and a squeeze of fresh lemon.

It’s the perfect healthy vegetable side dish recipe for holiday gatherings, or simply a weeknight dinner. As a dietitian, I am all about showing you how veggies can taste amazing. I hope you enjoy this one!

Want more side dish inspiration? Check out my roundup of 20+ easy, healthy vegetable side dish recipes for more ideas!

Garlic sautéed green beans with dijon vinaigrette, toasted almonds, lemon wedges on a white plate.

Ingredients Needed

All you need to make this easy green bean recipe are 11 simple ingredients:

How To Sauté Green Beans

Sautéing green beans on the stove is a super easy and fast way to prepare them!

  1. Start by washing and drying the green beans, and by snapping off the ends.
  2. Then, heat a large frying pan or skillet over medium, and add olive oil and minced garlic.
  3. Once the garlic starts to brown, add green beans and cook for about 10-12 minutes, stirring around frequently.
  4. While the green beans cook, you can toast the almonds and prepare the dijon vinaigrette!
Green beans sautéed in garlic on a frying pan.

How To Toast Almonds

Toasting almonds (or any nut) brings out so much more flavour than you’ll find in the raw version. It’s one of my favourite ways to add flavour and crunch to a recipe!

  1. Start by chopping the almonds into small pieces, then transfer them to a pan heated over medium.
  2. There is NO need to add any oil. Simply move the nuts around frequently with a spatula, making sure they don’t burn.
  3. After about 7-10 minutes, the almonds should be lightly browned, toasted, and fragrant. Remove from heat and set aside.
Chopped almonds toasting on a frying pan.

How To Make Dijon Vinaigrette

Preparing the homemade dijon vinaigrette is equally as easy as the above steps.

Simply mix extra virgin olive oil, white wine vinegar, dijon mustard, garlic powder, lemon, salt, and pepper into a small jar. Put a lid on the jar and shake vigorously.

Once the green beans are done, top them with the dijon vinaigrette, toasted almonds, and chopped parsley. Toss everything together well and serve with lemon wedges!

Hand holding a homemade dijon vinaigrette in small glass jar.

Green Bean Nutrition Benefits

Green beans are a great source of different vitamins including:

  • vitamin C
  • vitamin A
  • vitamin K
  • vitamin B6
  • vitamin E
  • B-vitamins

They are also a source of essential minerals, like:

  • calcium
  • iron
  • manganese
  • phosphorus
  • potassium
  • zinc

Green beans are also a good source of dietary fibre, with 1 cup of green beans providing almost 4 grams (13% of your daily needs). Fibre plays a role in heart health, blood sugar control, and digestive function!

Garlic sautéed green beans with dijon vinaigrette, toasted almonds, lemon wedges on a white plate.

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This recipe for garlic sautéed green beans is tossed in a homemade dijon vinaigrette for an easy, healthy and incredibly flavorful vegetable side dish. Finish with toasted almonds and fresh herbs. Ready in under 30 minutes!
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Ingredients

  • 1-1.5 lbs green beans
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil (for cooking)
  • Salt + pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup almonds, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • Lemon wedges, to serve if desired

Dijon Vinaigrette:

Instructions

  • Wash, dry, and remove ends from green beans. Mince garlic, chop almonds, and chop parsley.
  • Heat a large pan or skillet over medium heat, and add olive oil and garlic. Sauté for ~2 minutes, until the garlic starts to brown. Add green beans and cook for about 10-12 minutes, stirring every minute or two. Green beans should be tender but still crunchy when done.
  • While green beans cook, make the dijon vinaigrette by combining all vinaigrette ingredients into a jar and shaking vigorously. Set aside.
  • Toast almonds in a separate pan. Heat over medium and add chopped almonds (no oil is needed). Stir almonds frequently, for about 7-10 minutes. Make sure not to burn – almonds should be lightly browned, toasted, and fragrant. Remove from heat once done.
  • Top green beans with dijon vinaigrette, toasted almonds, and chopped parsley. Mix everything together well, and serve with lemon wedges (if desired). Feel free to add more salt + pepper if needed!

Notes

*STORAGE: Leftovers can be kept in an airtight container for a few days in the fridge. Reheat on the stovetop, if possible. Leftovers can also be enjoyed cold – I love these thrown into a salad the next day (for example)!
*RECIPE MODIFICATIONS: The toasted almonds and parsley may be left out if you don’t want to include them (or if you’re allergic to nuts). That said, they do add a ton of flavour to this dish and I highly encourage them if you can 🙂
*FROZEN GREEN BEANS? This recipe should still work using frozen green beans. The texture may be slightly less crunchy (that’s just the nature of frozen veggies), but the flavours will work together well.

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