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Green Beans Almondine
5 from 6 votes

Green Beans Almondine

Green beans almondine is a classic French recipe that simply means green beans with almond. Unlike most French recipes, this side dish recipe comes together quickly and requires minimal ingredients. It’s so flavorful, healthy, and perfect for busy weeknights!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine France
Servings 6
Calories 189 kcal


  • 1 pound green beans, (preferably haricot verts, trimmed)
  • 2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tablespoon lemon zest, (lightly packed)
  • 3 tablespoon unsalted butter, (divided)
  • ½ cup sliced almond with skin-on
  • ½ tablespoon minced garlic


  • kosher salt, (to taste)


  • In a large pot, bring 4 quarts water and 1 tablespoon salt to a boil and prepare an ice bath.
  • Add green beans and cook for 3 minutes or until tender-crisp. For Haricots green beans, blanch for 45 seconds.
    Immediately, transfer the blanched green beans to an ice bath. Allow to chill completely, then drain with paper towels to remove excess liquid.
  • Melt 1½ tablespoon of butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add sliced almonds, cook and stirring frequently, until almonds are golden browned and nutty for about 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat. Set aside.
  • Melt the remaining butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Stir in the garlic and cook just until fragrant. Add blanched green beans, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Cook and keep stirring just until warm enough.
    Add a pinch of kosher salt if necessary.
  • Transfer green beans to a platter. Pour almonds over and serve.


Calories: 189kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 6gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 6mgPotassium: 299mgFiber: 5gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 699IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 82mgIron: 2mg
Keyword French-Style Green Beans With Almonds, Green Beans Almondine, Haricots Verts Amandine
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