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Easy Green Beans Almondine

Green Beans Almondine is truly the easiest green bean side dish around. And I would say the “easy” part is the best part about them, if it wasn’t for the best part being actually eating it.

Tender garlicky green beans + the buttery crunch of toasted almonds = a match made in heaven. Easy, impressive, delicious.

About the Recipe

Also known as Green Beans Amandine (“amandine” is a French word meaning “a garnish of almonds” [source]), this recipe is simply blanched green beans, sautéed with butter-toasted almonds and garlic and seasoned with salt and pepper. And then served up like the queen-of-green-bean-sides it is. Done and done.

Green Beans Almondine Ingredients

So what goes into this simple green bean side? We’ve got:

Fresh green beans

Butter (or vegan butter – your choice)

Sliced almonds

Fresh garlic

Salt and pepper

That’s it! Simple.

Some Green Beans Almondine recipes call for lemon juice and/or lemon zest, but I tested these both ways, and found the lemon mostly superfluous. They were just as delicious sans lemon, and I’m all about keeping it as simple as possible. But if you’re a lemon lover, it won’t ever hurt to add a bit of zest and juice!

Make-Ahead Tip

I like to blanch my green beans ahead of time, so that it’s just a matter of toasting the almonds, cooking the garlic, tossing in the green beans and serving. Easy!

I hope you love this simple green bean side dish as much as we do!

More Green Bean Recipes

Parmesan Panko Baked Green Bean Fries are a unique (and deliciously snacky!) way to enjoy green beans.

Homemade Green Bean Casserole, but make it dairy-free and vegan!

Sautéed Green Beans with Smoky Shallots swap smoky caramelized shallots for the typical bacon you find in many green bean side recipes

Garlicky Stewed Green Beans & Tomatoes – an oldie but goodie! I’ve always loved the holiday colors this one brings to the table.


Green Beans Almondine

Buttery almonds garnish garlicky green beans in this easy green bean side that’s sure to impress.
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes minutes
Servings 4
Calories 97kcal
Author Kare


1 pound fresh green beans ends trimmed, cut into approx. 4-inch pieces1 tablespoon unsalted butter1/4 cup sliced almonds3 cloves garlic peeled and minced1/2 teaspoon kosher salt plus more to taste1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Set a large pot full of water over high heat. When the water comes to a boil, add the trimmed green beans. While the beans are cooking, prepare a medium bowl filled about halfway with ice water. Cook the beans for 6 minutes, until vibrant green, then quickly transfer beans into the ice bath to stop them from cooking any longer.
Place a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the butter. When melted, add the almonds and cook, stirring frequently, for one minute.
Add the garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for another minute. Increase the heat to medium and add the green beans and the 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper and cook, stirring frequently, until the beans are heated through, 2-3 minutes.
Remove from heat. Taste and add more salt and pepper if desired. Transfer to a platter to serve.


Make-ahead note:

You can par-boil the beans up to 3 days in advance; keep refrigerated until you’re ready to proceed with the skillet step of the recipe. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 293mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 871IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg

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