Green Beans with Pomegranates and Almonds

Recipe Classifications


American, Italian


Lunch, Dinner


Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Soy-Free


Brown / White, Green, Red

Freezes well:


Prep Time  (total time):

Under 15 Minutes  (Under 15 Minutes)


This Green Beans with Pomegranates and Almonds recipe not just adds vibrancy to your table but also boasts flavors and nutrients. 

Holiday Green Beans with Pomegranates and Almonds Recipe

Pomegranates are loved for centuries. Many times, in photos of ancient banquets, you’d see pomegranates on the table. Why so? Pomegranate is such an extremely healthy fruit and is considered a superfood

Holiday Green Beans with Pomegranates and Almonds Recipe

The red hue comes from polyphenols, which are micronutrients that are full of antioxidants. Indeed, pomegranate has copious amounts of antioxidants! Plus, it covers more than 40% of your daily Vitamin C requirement. It also contains Vitamin E, folate, potassium, and Vitamin K. Thus, this fruit not only prevents cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and other diseases, but it also improves memory function, lowers blood pressure, aids digestion, and enhances cardiovascular, digestive, and reproductive health.

Holiday Green Beans with Pomegranates and Almonds Recipe

Whew! That’s a lot! And it’s just the pomegranate. We still have almonds and green beans! Almonds are a great source of vitamin E, calcium, and magnesium. Green beans on the other hand could help improve vision and reduces the risk of depression. Body and mental health, check!

Well, you’ve got the point already– this recipe is a must-have not only on your holiday tables but also for the rest of your lives! Not to mention that you can concoct this wholesome dish easily in 15 minutes!

Holiday Green Beans with Pomegranates and Almonds Recipe

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Holiday Green Beans w/ Pomegranate and Almonds

A traditional holiday recipe with a twist! It’s vibrant, light, and oh so refreshing, making it a perfect side dish to any meat or main entrée. Thanks to the almonds and pomegranate arils that are featured in this recipe. Not to mention that it’s super easy and quick to make!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Shocking Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 120kcal


  • Large Pot
  • Serving Board


  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds lightly toasted
  • 3/4 cup pomegranate arils


  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the beans into the pot and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes or until they’re tender-crisp.
  • Drain and transfer them into a bowl filled with ice water to shock and stop the cooking process.
  • After 5 minutes, drain the beans and pat dry with paper towels. Transfer to a medium-sized bowl. Add in EVOO and season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss to coat well.
  • Arrange the beans onto a serving board or platter and sprinkle with almonds and pomegranate arils. Serve and enjoy!


  • To toast almonds, you may spread a large batch on a baking sheet and toast them for about 5 to 7 minutes in an oven set at 350ºF. Or, if you have sliced or slivered almonds already, you can use a nonstick skillet too!
  • This recipe yields 8 servings because it’s part of a 5-course menu. If you’re using this recipe as a standalone meal, simply double the serving size and consider the nutritional information doubled as well.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 587IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg

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