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Green Beans Almondine #tastecreations

Our Taste Creations bloggers have put together the ultimate dine in Valentine menu for you!  You can make this gorgeous meal for your loved ones and impress them with your culinary talents!  Dining in has lots of advantages.  It's generally cheaper and you control what goes into the dish. You need less salt? You can do that. It's easy to do this in your own kitchen!

Five course Valentine Dinner menu ready to go!

To start our meal, take a look at this beautiful Caprese Salad with Mozzarella Hearts appetizer made by Lauren from Mom Home Guide.  This is easy to make ahead of time so you can set it out when you start cooking. This would be good with some sparkling wine, or sparkling grape juice.

Our next course is this heart-healthy salad made by Evelyne from Nemcsok Farms. The Happy Heart salad is fresh with delightful fruits and spring mix greens.

Our main dish is made by Rosemary from An Italian in My Kitchen. Look at this beautiful Easy Italian Baked Shrimp!  It's a light dish that helps save room for dessert!

As a side dish, I made Green Beans Almondine to go along with the shrimp.  I used fresh green beans so that you would get a little snap.  It is an easy side dish to prepare and you can make this in advance and reheat when you cook your shrimp.

Yield: 4

Green Beans Almondine

The perfect side dish for any protein.
prep time: 5 minscook time: 12 minstotal time: 17 mins


  • 1 lb fresh green beans
  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced
  • 2 T butter
  • 1/3 c sliced almonds
  • 1/2 lemon


  1. Melt 1 T butter in a medium skillet.  Add onion and saute until golden brown.  Add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.  Add almond and cook for about two minutes.  Remove mixture from pan.  Melt 1 T butter in the same skillet.  Add in green beans and saute until desired doneness.  Remove from skillet to serving dish.  Top green beans with the mixture and Sprinkle on juice from the lemon.
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And for dessert, the always wonderful Nikki Wills made Blood Orange Cupcakes  There will be a few leftovers to share with your children later.  I would love these with a wonderful glass of champagne.

The recipes for the other dishes are on each blog. Just head over and print out the recipes! Send photos to us if you make our meal!  We'd love to see it!

You can follow us all on Instagram, too!  We all create wonderful recipes all through the month, so check on Instagram to see what is new!

♥ Lauren is @momhomeguide
♥ Rosemary is @anitalianinmykitchen
♥ Nikki is @tikkido
♥ Evelyn is @evelyne_nemscok
♥ And I am at @tsteffes

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  1. I have never had green beans made this way before, but it sounds phenomenal. I will definitley pick up the ingredients to make these.

  2. This is the best Valentine's Day meal! I've always enjoyed eating green beans almondine and I'm looking forward to making this entire meal. We usually eat at home on Valentine's Day.

  3. I love your green beans side dish ad the look of the main dish. The 5 course healthy meals is a nice difference to all the chocolate that comes to mind when I hear the word Valentines.

  4. This dinner sounded so yummy and I can't wait to make the Green Beans to share at our next dinner party. Or I can take them down to my mother in laws when we have dinner with her.

  5. This looks so tasty! I would love a dinner like this. I need to try those green beans for sure. I've never had these before.

  6. All of these sound mouthwatering. You have a phenomenal list of great items to try. I am always looking for different flavors and tastes.

  7. This would be a wonderful valentines day meal that is for sure. We would enjoy every dish and the green beans would be extra special

  8. That green beans dish sounds so yummy and love how simple it is to make. The heart-healthy salad looks amazing too.

  9. Anonymous1:09 PM

    I've done asparagus with almonds before, but I haven't tried it with green beans. It's such a wholesome, healthy dish, and tastes great!

  10. This is definitely a unique take on green beans! I love it! It looks really good. This will be the perfect dish to pass for Easter.

  11. I hated green beans as a child but I have come to love it if you jazz it up. I have a hard time finding side dishes so this is a good one

  12. Now this is a side dish that I can totally get behind! Looks absolutely delicious - I love it!

  13. I'm a huge fan of green beans. I can't wait to try this recipe. I have to give a test run before Valentine's Day.

  14. We rarely get the chance to go out for Valentine's Day. I love the idea of staying home and cooking a big meal.

  15. This is a fancy Valentine's Day dinner! My birthday is two days before Valentine's Day and so I always get a double celebration!

    1. You are a real "love child!" Happy birthday!

  16. This is a great way to elevate the flavor of green beans. I would love to make this for ,my kids who love green beans.

  17. Oh my goodness these look delicious. I can't make them though bc of my son's allergy :(

  18. My husband would love this! I will be putting them on our menu plan for Valentine's Day! My kids would love these too.

  19. Green beans are my favourite vegetable, I can't wait to make them!

  20. Such and elegant and delicious sounding recipe!


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