Green Beans Almondine

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5 from 6 votes
Green Beans Almondine is a classic, elegant and delicious green beans side dish. It has been around for ever because of its nutty, butter flavor.
Prep: 3 minutes
Cook: 7 minutes
Total: 10 minutes

Green Beans Almondine is a classic, elegant and delicious green beans side dish. It has been around for ever because of its nutty, butter flavor.

Green beans almondine in a while bowl with a lemon wedge

A dish that stands out at the table, like Green Beans Almondine always brings a level of sophistication to a dinner table. Undoubtedly, this show stopper is always a hit for holiday spreads.

Why this sautéed green bean dish works.

When preparing for a dinner party, there is always a lot of pressure. This sautéed green bean dish looks elegant, tastes fabulous, but is really so very quick and easy to make that it will always make your dinner table, even on ordinary days.

How to Make this Fresh Green Bean Recipe – Step by Step 

  • Prepare Green Beans: First, cut off ends of beans and rinse. Meanwhile, bring a heavily salted pot of water to boil over high heat.
  • Cook Beans: Cook the green beans for 2-3 minutes, until you reach your desired level of doneness. Then drain and rinse.
  • Melt Butter: While cooking the green beans, melt the butter and olive oil together in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Saute Almonds: Once hot, add the slivered almonds and toast for 2-4 minutes, turning occasionally. You can toast until just lightly beige or until golden brown.
  • Next Add Cooked Beans: Toss the cooked green beans with the butter, oil and almonds until fully coated. Finally, remove skillet from heat and add lemon juice.
  • Serve immediately.
Step by step instructions for making green beans almondine

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What does Almondine mean?

Amandine or Almondine is a culinary term indicating a garnish of almonds. In most cases the dishes are cooked with butter and oil and seasonings, usually, lemon then sprinkled with whole or flaked, toasted almonds.

Here is a history of this elegant dish.

Green bean almondine in a white bowl with extras in a skillet

Can I use Canned Beans for Green Bean Almondine?

Yes, canned green beans are fine in this Green Bean Almondine recipe. Simply add the green beans to the almonds and sauté for a few additional minutes.

Frozen green beans work well too


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Close up of green beans almondine in a white bowl with a lemon in background

Expert Tips for Making the Best Green Beans

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately.
  • Lemon Zest: Grind a little lemon zest on top to finish.
  • Bacon: Just a smattering of bacon is fabulous.

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Green Bean Almondine

5 from 6 votes
Green Beans Almondine is a classic, elegant and delicious green beans side dish. It has been around for ever because of its nutty, butter flavor.
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Servings: 6 people
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups green beans ends cut off
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds or more to personal preference
  • 1-2 Tablespoons lemon juice personal taste
  • Salt as needed

Instructions

  • Bring a heavily salted pot of water to boil over high heat.
  • Cook the green beans for 2-3 minutes, until you reach your desired level of doneness. Drain and rinse.
  • While cooking the green beans, melt the butter and olive oil together in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Once hot, add the slivered almonds and toast for 2-4 minutes, turning occasionally. You can toast until just lightly beige or until golden brown.
  • Toss the cooked green beans with the butter, oil and almonds until fully coated.
  • Remove skillet from heat and add lemon juice.
  • Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately.
  • Lemon Zest: Grind a little lemon zest on top to finish.
  • Bacon: Just a smattering of bacon is fabulous.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 681IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg

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2 thoughts on “Green Beans Almondine”

  1. 5 stars
    I was looking for a side dish to serve with meatloaf that was quick and easy. These green beans fit perfectly and are so delicious! Thank you.

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