Overhead view of Holiday Green Beans with pomegranates and roasted almonds in clear glass dishes with a gold serving spoon next to it

Holiday Green Beans

Bright and festive and sprinkled with pomegranate seeds for Christmas flair and flavor, these Holiday Green Beans are a fantastic side dish.

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Overhead view of Holiday Green Beans with pomegranates and roasted almonds in clear glass dishes with a gold serving spoon next to it
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Holiday Green Beans

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 231kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • Kosher or fine sea salt
  • pounds (680 g) green beans, cleaned and trimmed
  • tablespoons (22.5 mL) olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons (30 g) unsalted butter or dairy-free butter substitute
  • ½ cup (50 g) sliced almonds
  • 1 clove garlic , minced or grated
  • ¾ cup (130 g) pomegranate seeds


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Have a bowl of ice water standing by. Add the green beans to the boiling water and cook 5-6 minutes or until bright green and crisp tender. Drain, then immediately pour the green beans into the ice water. Let sit for a few minutes to stop the cooking, then drain and pat dry. Place in a bowl with the olive oil and salt and pepper, to taste. Toss to coat.
  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the almonds and cook, stirring occasionally until golden brown, 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the mixture to the beans and toss. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Holiday Green Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 231 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 8mg0%
Potassium 430mg12%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 899IU18%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 98mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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