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A serving of cooked green beans with lemon zest and toasted almonds on top.
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Green Beans Almondine Recipe

Green Beans Almondine is an easy-to-make recipe with a fancy presentation! Serve this healthy French side dish to impress your dinner guests.

Course Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 128 kcal


  • 1 lb. green beans fresh, ends trimmed
  • 2 Tbsp. butter or olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds or slivered almonds
  • ½ tsp. salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • Lemon zest optional
  • See this recipe in Meal Plan #7


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook green beans for 4-5 minutes, or until cooked to your desired tenderness.

  2. Once done cooking, immediately blanch green beans in an ice water bath. Drain once beans have cooled to room temperature.

  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Recipe Notes

  • To Store: Place leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  • To Freeze: Seal in a freezer-safe container for up to 3-4 months. Note that they may loose some of the crisp texture.
Nutrition Facts
Green Beans Almondine Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 128 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 299mg13%
Potassium 287mg8%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 967IU19%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.