String Bean Almondine

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5 from 7 votes
String Bean 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
White casserole dish of Green Bean Almondine.

String Bean Almondine is a classic, elegant and delicious green beans side dish. It has been around forever because of its nutty, butter flavor and it’s ease to make.

White casserole dish of Green Bean Almondine.

Classic String Bean Almondine is a dish that stands out at the table, it always brings a level of sophistication to a dinner table. Undoubtedly, this show stopper is always a hit for holiday spreads and family get togethers.

Green Beans always brighten up a table due to their vibrant color and are also full of vitamins and nutrients such as vitamin K and B vitamins, find out more here.


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What We Love About This Almondine Green Beans Recipe

It is the goal of every cook to present their guests tasty dishes that also impress their guests. However, that is not too time consuming or difficult. This green bean almond recipe fits the bill.

  • 10 Minute Dish: Side Dishes should not take too long to make. This dish takes only 10 minutes and is the perfect vegetable for any special occasion or holiday meal.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or fridge.
  • Family Friendly: Buttery, nutty, crunchy and so tasty, a true family favorite.
Top shot of the green beans.

Ingredient Notes for French Green Beans Recipe

  • Green Beans: Four cups with their ends cut off.
  • Butter: Three Tablespoons
  • Olive Oil: Not extra virgin, just a nice neutral olive oil.
  • Slivered Almonds: Sliced Almonds are perfect to give the nutty flavor and crunch. The toasted almonds add such flavor and texture.
  • Lemon Juice: This hit of acid just adds a brightness to the whole dish, dont skip this step.
  • Salt

Equipment Needed for String Beans Almondine

How to Make Green Bean Amandine

These are the basic steps for making Green Bean Almondine Recipes. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutritional facts.

Saute the butter and the almonds then adding the beans.

STEP 1: Prepare Green Beans

First, cut off ends of beans and rinse. Meanwhile, bring a heavily salted pot of water to boil over high heat.

STEP 2: Boil the Beans

Cook the green beans for 2-3 minutes, until you reach your desired level of doneness. Then drain and rinse.

STEP 3: Melt butter and Saute Almonds

While cooking the green beans, melt the butter and olive oil together in a skillet or pan 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.

STEP 4: Combine and Serve

Toss the cooked green beans with the butter, oil and almonds stir until fully coated. Finally, remove skillet from heat and add lemon juice.

Prep and Storage Tips for Green Bean Almondine Recipes

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Boil the green beans on the stove top the day before until crisp tender and then blanch in an ice bath of a bowl of ice water to keep that bright green color and keep in a zip top bag, bowl or airtight container in the refrigerator and then follow the rest of the steps in preparation the day you are going to use the dish.

HOW TO STORE THIS GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE RECIPE

Refrigerate any leftovers wrapped tightly in plastic wrap or in an airtight container.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

This is one of the recipes that are better fresh, while you can freeze any leftovers for up to three months, I recommend making the dish fresh for the original serving.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Reheat on the stovetop at medium low heat or microwave oven until warmed through, add more butter if necessary.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Really, this is a great KETO low carb recipe, however you can omit the butter (truly one if the best parts) for just olive oil or avocado oil.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE CANNED BEANS OR FROZEN BEANS FOR FRESH GREEN BEANS?

Of course, however the fresh are best for this dish as you want that tender snap to the beans that you can really only get from fresh.

CAN THIS PERFECT SIDE RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, you can make as little or as much as you need by modifying the recipe card below.

WHAT BEANS WORK BEST FOR THIS STRING BEANS ALMONDINE?

Ideally, you want the beans to have a uniform size, typically a skinny haricots verts ( french bean) can be used. You can find them at most grocery stores now.

beans in a white dish.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe for Green Beans Almondine

  • Add Crispy Bacon: Top the finished dish with crispy bacon or pancetta.
  • Zest: Grated lemon zest along with the juice adds real fresh flavor, do not skip use fresh lemon for this recipe.
  • Shallots: Toasted shallots add a real depth of flavor to this green bean dish. Garlic and pepper are great too. Roast garlic cloves to enhance the flavor.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Try cooking your green bean almondine recipe in the Instant Pot. It sautes and cooks in just the one pot.

What to Serve with String Bean Almondine

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5 from 7 votes

String Bean Almondine

Yield: 6 people
Prep: 3 minutes
Cook: 7 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
String Bean 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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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

  • Add Crispy Bacon: Top the finished dish with crispy bacon or pancetta.
  • Zest: Grated lemon zest along with the juice adds real fresh flavor, do not skip use fresh lemon for this recipe.
  • Shallots: Toasted shallots add a real depth of flavor to this green bean dish.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Try cooking your green bean almondine recipe in the Instant Pot. It sautes and cooks in just the one pot.

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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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 10 minute, easy side dish, fresh green beans

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2 thoughts on “String Bean 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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