Green Beans Almondine is a simple side dish recipe that can be made ahead or whipped up in under 20 minutes! This Green Bean Almondine Recipe is made with butter, garlic, almonds, and a touch of lemon juice for a light, refreshing, gluten-free, vegetarian, and low-carb side dish.
Do you get tired of making the same side dish recipes over and over again?
Well I am happy to report that there is a new low-carb and gluten-free side dish recipe in town that you might want to add to your recipe rotation… these Green Beans Almondine!
Not only are they super quick and simple to make, but they are FULL of flavor with only a few ingredients.
What is Green Beans Almondine?
Green Beans Almondine is a recipe composed of green beans, butter, lemon juice, and then topped with toasted almonds.
In this particular recipe you’ll see that I used a clove of garlic. Because honestly, what savory recipe can’t be improved with a clove of garlic?!
… And the garlic helps give the green bean almondine recipe a bigger punch of flavor.
Is it a Green Bean Almondine Recipe or Amandine?
Before writing this recipe I was a little confused on whether to call it “Green Beans Almondine” or “Green Beans Amandine.”
After doing a bit of research I discovered that you can spell it either way.
Almondine is more traditionally used in America to describe this green bean recipe. Amandine is a term used to describe garnishing a dish with toasted almonds.
So feel free to use either spelling with confidence.
How To Blanch Green Beans?
As you’ll see in the green beans almondine recipe below, there is a step that calls for blanching green beans.
Please do not skip this very important step! Blanching the green beans is crucial in stopping the cooking process.
When you dunk the boiled green beans in an ice water bath, it halts the cooking process and keeps your green beans that vibrant green color you see in the pictures!
How Long to Blanch Green Beans?
Blanching green beans takes just a few minutes, and no longer then about 5 minutes. Of course, this will depend on how many green beans you have and how much ice you have in your ice water bath.
I like to blanch my green beans until they have come to room temperature. Then, I quickly reheat them in a skillet just before serving.
Slivered or Sliced Almonds?
While some green bean almondine recipes call for slivered almonds, I actually prefer to use thinly sliced almonds.
Sliced almonds toast up a bit more quickly in the skillet and absorb more of the delicious buttery flavor.
However, if you cannot find sliced almonds, feel free to use slivered almonds!
How Can You Evolve these Green Beans Almondine with Garlic?
While this green bean almondine recipe is already gluten-free, low-carb, whole30, and vegetarian, there are a few things you can change up if needed:
- Use olive oil in place of the butter for a vegan and dairy-free version.
- Allergic to almonds? You can use pecans or walnuts instead.
- Switch out the green beans for asparagus, or mix them together!
Green Beans Almondine with Garlic | Gluten-Free
Green Beans Almondine is a simple side dish recipe that can be made ahead or whipped up in under 15 minutes! This Green Bean Almondine Recipe is made with butter, garlic, almonds, and a touch of lemon juice for a light, refreshing, gluten-free, vegetarian, and low-carb side dish.
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook green beans for 4-5 minutes, or until cooked to your desired tenderness.
- Once done cooking, immediately blanch green beans in an ice water bath. Drained once brought to room temperature.
- While green beans are blanching, combine butter or olive oil, garlic, and almonds in the large pot over medium heat. Stir for 1-2 minutes or until garlic is browned slightly.
Add drained green beans, salt, and lemon juice to the pot. Toss and warm up green beans for 2-3 minutes. Serve immediately with additional toasted almonds, if desired.
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