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Easy Low-Carb Almond Green Beans

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These easy Almond Green Beans are a great low-carb side dish! The caramelized onions add so much flavor to the fresh green beans and you’ll love the crunch and nuttiness from the almonds.

This side dish recipe is perfect for the holidays but easy enough for a weeknight dinner along side a grilled protein. Try it with grilled salmon and mashed cauliflower for one great meal. For an even easier prep look for prepackaged fresh green beans that have already been trimmed.

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Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs6 grams
Protein3.7 grams
Fat15.9 grams
Calories186 kcal

Calories from carbs 13%, protein 8%, fat 79%

Total carbs9.9 gramsFiber3.9 gramsSugars4.6 gramsSaturated fat4.9 gramsSodium299 mg(13% RDA)Magnesium43 mg(11% RDA)Potassium297 mg(15% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 450 g trimmed green beans (1 lb)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (30 ml)
  • 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced (50 g/ 1.8 oz)
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, ghee or coconut oil (28 g/ 1 oz)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup flaked or slivered almonds, preferably toasted (23 g/ 0.8 oz)


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, once boiling blanch the green beans for 5 minutes then quickly drain.
  2. Pour the olive oil into a large skillet over medium low heat. Add in the sliced onions and cook on low-medium until caramelized, for 15-20 minutes.
    Easy Low-Carb Almond Green Beans
  3. Once caramelized, add in the green beans and butter.
    Easy Low-Carb Almond Green Beans
  4. Toss to coat then sprinkle with almonds to serve. Store refrigerated up to 5 days.
    Easy Low-Carb Almond Green Beans

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Green beans, fresh
4.8 g2.1 g0.2 g35 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g6.8 g60 kcal
Onion, red, fresh
0.8 g0.2 g0 g5 kcal
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g0.1 g5.8 g51 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Almonds, nuts (flaked)
0.4 g1.4 g3.2 g35 kcal
Total per serving
6 g3.7 g15.9 g186 kcal
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Comments (5)

One if my favorites.. I add shredded parmigiano instead of almonds ... amazing 😉


I can't tell you the number of times I have made this wonderful and simple recipe. My mother-in-law loved it so much and I look forward to constantly sharing it because it's such an accessible recipe. Delish. Thank you


Thank you so much Adwoa!


Love  this recipe the beans are crisp and the flavor of the almonds are fab together i serve them with meat fish or chicken yummy


Thank you Trish!