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This green beans almondine recipe is bright, bursting with flavor, and super easy to make. This simple, yet stunning, side dish is sure to impress any crowd.
Green beans almondine is a perfect example of how simple, quality ingredients truly can produce a masterpiece. There is a reason that this elegant classic has survived the test of time.
The refreshing snap of crisp-tender green beans pairs perfectly with the earthiness of garlic and the rich nutty crunch of buttery toasted almonds.
All of this is topped off with the sunshiny brightness of lemon juice to create an epic combination of flavors and textures.
This recipe gets bonus points for the fact that you likely already have all of the ingredients in your pantry!
Green beans almondine is a great recipe to make with your kids, especially if you have any young, aspiring chefs in the house.
This recipe is an excellent opportunity to showcase how fast, simple, and fancy cooking vegetables can be.
Here’s what I’m going to teach you in this post:
- All the ingredients you need to make this green beans almondine recipe.
- Step by step instructions on crafting the perfect green beans with almonds.
- Delicious recipe suggestions to serve alongside this flavorful side dish.
All you need to create this amazing dish is a handful of simple ingredients and 15 minutes. Who knew French cuisine could be so simple!?
How to make Green Beans Almondine
A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.
STEP ONE: Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large, high-sided skillet.
STEP TWO: Once the olive oil is warm, add the green beans (or haricot verts) and toss to combine. Add a generous ½ teaspoon pinch of salt, place a lid on the pan, and allow beans to cook for another 2 minutes.
STEP THREE: Remove beans and set them to the side. Melt the butter over medium heat using the same skillet (without bothering to clean it).
STEP FOUR: Add in the almonds and cook for 2-3 minutes, occasionally stirring, until they are just beginning to brown.
STEP FIVE: Add the minced garlic to the pan and saute for an additional minute.
STEP SIX: Next, add your green beans to the pan and cook for another couple of minutes, warming the beans.
STEP SEVEN: Sprinkle the fresh lemon juice over the entire mixture, tossing to combine. The recipe can be served immediately or kept up to 45 minutes in a 200 degree F oven. Leftovers can be stored for up to 3 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
Are Haricot Verts the Same Thing as Green Beans?
Haricot verts literally translates into “green bean” in French and typically refers to the thinner variety native to France.
This recipe calls for green beans specifically, but it is fine to use any variety. Whatever you choose, be sure to wash and trim your beans thoroughly.
Can I Add Bacon To This Recipe?
Yes, I love a good extra crunch in green beans almondine! I recommend air frying your bacon to get those extra crispy pieces and tossing it in the side dish when done.
Can I Use Frozen Green Beans for Green Beans Almondine?
Definitely! Fresh green beans are ideal for this lovely recipe, but it is absolutely possible to use frozen green beans. Be sure to follow package instructions and adjust cooking time accordingly.
One thing to note is that frozen green beans may be slightly lacking in texture. If you are searching for that fresh green bean “snap,” then fresh beans are the way to go.
What is the Difference Between Almondine and Amandine?
“Almondine” is a French word that means “garnished with almonds,” whereas “amandine” technically means “prepared with almonds.”
These terms are used interchangeably for our purposes and for most recipes I have encountered. Green beans almondine and green beans amandine are essentially the same recipe.
How Do I Reheat Green Beans with Almonds?
If you end up with leftovers, reheating is quite easy. I personally prefer the oven method, which is placing leftovers in a 350 degree oven for about 10-15 minutes. You’ll get the best texture this way.
You can also sautee leftovers over medium-low heat until warm if you prefer a stovetop method. Microwaving at 30 second intervals is also an option, but the texture doesn’t turn out as good.
What Do I Serve with this Green Beans Almondine Recipe?
Another fantastic feature of this recipe is its versatility. This side dish would be great for just about any entree you can dream up!
I enjoy pairing the fresh, bright flavors with chicken or fish. Here are some of my favorites to get you started:
- Bone in Chicken Thighs
- 15 Best Bone-in Chicken Breast Recipes
- Cod with Lemon and Dill
- Garlic Butter Salmon
Remember that you really can’t go wrong here. Be creative, have fun, and enjoy!
Other Easy Side Dish Recipes You’ll Love:
- Instant Pot Glazed Carrots Recipe
- Air Fryer Sweet and Spicy Brussels Sprouts
- Maple Roasted Acorn Squash Slices
- Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Cranberry Orange Sauce
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound green beans, trimmed
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ¼ cup raw sliced almonds
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Heat the olive oil in a large high-sided skillet set over medium heat.
- When the oil is warm, add the green beans and toss to combine. Season with a generous pinch of salt (about ½ teaspoon). Place a lid on the skillet and allow the beans to cook for 2 minutes.
- Remove the beans to a plate and set them aside.
- In the same skillet (no need to clean it), melt the butter over medium heat.
- Add the almonds and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes or until they are just beginning to brown.
- Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute.
- Add the green beans back to the pan and toss to combine. Cook for an additional minute, just to re-warm the beans.
- Squeeze over the fresh lemon juice and toss to combine. Serve immediately or keep warm in a 200F oven for up to 45 minutes.
- Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.
How to Reheat Green Beans with Almonds:
1. Heat in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until hot.
1. Saute in a skillet over medium-high heat for 5-10 minutes or until heated thoroughly.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 164Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 49mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gProtein: 4g
This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.