Green Beans Almondine with a Light & Creamy Dairy-Free Sauce


This Green Beans Almondine recipe from the cookbook “The Peaceful Palate: Fine Vegetarian Cuisine ” by Jennifer Raymond is very timely for summer’s grean bean season.

Special Diet Notes: Green Beans Almondine

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.

Dairy-Free Green Beans Almondine
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This simple sauce also tastes good on other vegetables or grains.
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 to 6 servings
  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • ¾ cup + ¼ cup plain unsweetened dairy-free milk beverage, divided
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot starch (can sub non-GMO cornstarch)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or gluten-free tamari\
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  1. Steam the green beans for 5 to 7 minutes, until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a dry pan, toast the almonds over medium heat, watching carefully so that you do not burn them.
  3. In a saucepan, heat ¾ cup of the milk beverage over medium heat. Do not let it boil. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining ¼ cup milk beverage and starch until smooth. Whisk the starch mixture into the milk beverage in your saucepan. Cook, while whisking, until the mixture thickens. Stir in the soy sauce or tamari and pepper.
  4. Toss the green beans with the sauce, and garnish with the toasted almonds.

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Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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