Coconut-Almond Green Beans

A Very Special Recipe


Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      25 min

Appears in

Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat

Well Fed

By Melissa Joulwan

Published 2011

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This could become the only green bean recipe you need. During the braising process, the sliced almonds almost melt into a rich coconut milk sauce that renders the elements indistinguishable from each other. And that’s when you know the ingredients have fulfilled their destiny. Trust me: Make a double batch.


  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 1/2



Heat the oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the almonds and cook until lightly browned. Keep an eye on them; they brown quickly! Transfer almonds to a plate for later. Resist the temptation to eat them!

In the same pan, sauté the onion, garlic, cumin, coriander, paprika, chili pepper flakes, and salt. Cook until the onion is soft and beginn