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Classic Green Bean Almondine Recipe

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Green bean almondine is a go-to vegetable side dish I make all year round. Fresh green beans, toasted slivered almonds, and a fresh squeeze of lemon juice. The perfect veggie side dish for your weeknight dinner or holiday entertaining.

green bean side dish

I am always searching for a fresh green bean side dish, and this bright green color dish is always a winner in my home. In under 30 minutes you have a stunning string bean almondine recipe to serve your family.

Also, keep this in mind for a holiday side dish. Whether it is a Thanksgiving feast or Christmas dinner this side dish fits the menu. A gluten-free side that is bursting with flavor.

🍽️Why This Recipe Works

  • Easy vegetable side dish in under 30 minutes
  • Great for a weeknight side or holiday dish
  • Simple ingredients you might already have on hand
  • Easy step by step process
  • Fresh green bean recipe for added nutrients

🍋Main Ingredients Used

Green Beans | I used fresh green beans in this recipe. You could use frozen or even canned. The fresh lemon brings out a lot of flavor in the dish.

Oil & Butter | Oil and butter collide to give flavor and toast up the almonds perfectly.

Almonds | Slivered almonds that get toasted and add the perfect crunch.

🧈 How To Make

Start by bring a pot of water to a boil, and toss in your washed and prepped green beans. I cut off the ends and then if the beans are too long you can cut in half if you want.

Add around a teaspoon of salt and let your beans boil for 2-3 minutes or your desired doneness.

Once done drain and rinse with cold water or toss in an ice bath to stop the cooking process of the green beans.

slivered almonds cooking in a pan

While your beans are cooking in a skillet add your oil and butter in the pan. Once it is melted toss in your almonds and let them toast 3-5 minutes.

Make sure to stir often or your almonds will burn. Once toasted and your green beans are done, toss beans in and stir.

pan with green beans and toasted almonds

Then drizzle with lemon juice and salt and pepper to your desired seasoning. And then serve up this easy side!

Meal Prepping

Go ahead and prep your fresh green beans and cook this dish up and store in the fridge until ready to serve. Then just reheat and serve.

The only thing about doing this is the almonds will lose a bit of the crisp texture. But you can always cook the beans and then toast almonds and then toss the pre-cooked beans.

Another option is using frozen green beans in replace of fresh.

green bean with almonds

Expert Tips

  • Use butter and oil for the perfect way to toast slivered almonds.
  • You must toss the nuts occasionally or they will burn.
  • Cook your green beans to your doneness. If you want them to be a bit softer cook a minute or two longer.
  • Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and lemon juice to your preference of flavor.
green beans on a plate with pan behind it

Recipe FAQs

What are green beans almondine?

Green bean almondine is simply a green bean side dish that is tossed with toasted almonds. Some recipes will use shallots, freshly grated garlic and other spices.

Can I Use Frozen Green Beans For Green Bean Almondine?

You sure can use canned, frozen or fresh green beans for green bean almondine. I find that fresh is what we prefer, but any style of green bean will work.

What does almondine mean?

Almondine is simply garnishing a dish with slivered almonds.

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Green Bean Almondine

Yield: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Green bean almondine is an easy vegetable side dish that is great for your weeknight meal or holiday feast. Fresh green beans, toasted slivered almonds, salt, and a splash of lemon juice.


  • 4 cups green beans, ends cut off
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons oil (olive, canola, etc)
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, or more to personal preference
  • 1-2 Tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • Salt


  1. First, you want to wash and prep your string beans. You will cut or break off the ends of your fresh green beans. If you want smaller pieces of beans cut them in half.
  2. Then bring a large pot of water to a boil, and add around a teaspoon of salt to the water. Toss in your prepped green beans.
  3. Cook the beans for 2-3 minutes, and then drain them, and rinse with cold water. I then just leave them to sit in the strainer.
  4. While beans are cooking I add my butter and oil to a pan on the stove and let the butter melt down.
  5. Once pan is hot and butter is melted toss in your slivered almonds, and toast them. You will flip them here and there, you want them to get a golden color. This takes 2-4 minutes long.
  6. When your slivered almonds are toasted toss in your drained green beans, and mix the beans with the almonds.
  7. Remove from heat, squeeze on fresh lemon juice to taste and salt as well for flavor.
  8. This green bean almondine recipe is so easy to make and is an incredible side dish any day of the week, or for holiday entertaining.


  • You can use frozen green beans or canned in replace of fresh green beans.
  • Use any type of oil you want, olive oil, canola, vegetable, etc
  • Add in garlic, shallots or other ingredients for added flavor.
  • Cook the green beans to your desired doneness.
  • Putting green beans in an ice bath will stop the cooking process.
  • Make sure to stir your almonds as they cook or they will burn.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 128Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 120mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 2g

This information is automatically calculated by third-party software, including but not limited to the Create or Bake Me Some Sugar. For accurate nutrition, I suggest running the ingredients in your own system to get a more accurate reading. Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.

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