Green Beans Almondine Recipe

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Veggie lovers, this low carb Green Beans Almondine is a super easy and elegant side dish that combines crisp green beans with fried almonds with an garlicky lemon butter sauce.

It is a great dish for entertaining, serving during the holidays, Christmas, Thanksgiving and for simple weeknight dinners.

Suitable for Gluten Free, Low Carb and Keto Diets. Post Includes Weight Watchers points.

Green Beans Almondine served on a white plate with a cloth napkin

Guys, this Green Bean Almondine Recipe is just like the best side dish ever. Especially since it is an easy no fuss recipe that comes together in less than 15 minutes.

It is made with affordable, easy and simple ingredients but when put together turn into an elegant side dish that the whole family will love. It also makes a great dish for entertaining guests.

Just think slightly crispy green beans, sweet sautéed shallots, garlicky nutty almonds all completed with an aromatic lemon butter sauce. All the good things, people, all the good finger licking things. I really do love this green beans and almond recipe.

It is a great way to use up any leftover green beans that you have lying around. And if you are anything like me, you will make sure you have tons of these so that you can make it 20654321 more times over the next few months.

Ps you can use fresh or canned green beans – check out this How to Cook Canned Green Beans post.

close up view of the completed green beans almondine recipe served on a white plate with a cloth napkin

Feel free to bring this green beans with slivered almonds out as a festive side dish, for all those awesome potlucks and picnics you get invited to. To be honest I just love eating it as a main meal with some hard-boiled eggs on the side.

And incase you were wondering……

What is Almondine?

Amandine, a classic French dish, also spelled Almondine in the US, is a dish that is garnished with sliced, slivered or whole toasted almonds. Basically you melt butter and then cook the almonds in this.

And in the case of this recipe it is green beans in a buttery lemon sauce with slivered almonds. Other ingredients that can be served as amandine included things like asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower and potatoes.

So if you are ready to make this recipe for Green Beans Almondine then gather your ingredients and let me walk you through this step by step.

Ingredients Notes

  • Fresh green beans (if using canned then 2 X 14.5oz cans)
  • Almonds
  • Butter
  • Shallots / green onions
  • Garlic
  • Lemon juice

How To Make Green Beans Almondine

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil, then add the green beans and blanch for 4-5 minutes.
  2. Drain the water, transfer green beans to a bowl and set aside.
  3. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add in shallots and sauté for a couple of mins.
  4. Then add the almonds and garlic and cook for a further couple of mins, until fragrant.
  5. Switch off the heat and stir in the lemon juice and green beans till combined. Serve warm.

Make This With Canned Beans Instead

  1. Open can and drain beans and set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add in shallots and sauté for a couple of mins.
  3. Then add the almonds and garlic and cook for a further minute, until fragrant.
  4. Add in the drained beans and cook for a couple of minutes.
  5. Switch off the heat and stir in the lemon juice. Serve warm
image collage showing the steps for making green beans almondine

Green Bean Almondine Tips

  • It is great to use beans are slightly firm for this so they don’t disintegrate when mixing, but if you prefer softer beans then cook them for a little longer.
  • Mix the green beans gently so that they don’t break.
  • If you don’t have shallot on hand you can use green onions or some very finely chopped white onions.
  • You can trim your beans ahead of time as well as slice up your almonds ahead of time to cut down on the prep time. Or you can buy pre trimmed beans form the store.
  • Feel free to leave the tails on the beans when cooking.
  • You can easily add more butter, more shallots or more almonds to your taste.
  • You can use canned beans but I think this recipe works best with fresh green beans.

How Do You Cut French Style Green Beans

To prepare these, you would need to top and tail the beans.

Line up the stems in one direction and use your knife or hands to make it easier. Then cut all the stems off at one. The tips are tender so you can leave them on, but if you prefer then repeat with the tips too.

close up of fresh green beans on a counter top

Green Beans With Almonds For A Crowd

This buttery gluten free Green Beans With Slivered Almonds will feed about 4-5 people as a low carb side. If you want to feed a crowd then simply double or triple the recipe as required. It really is that simple to scale it up.

Recipe Variations

This Green Beans With Almonds is pretty much perfect as is. But there are also a million and one ways you can jazz it up after you have got the basics right.

  • Crispy bacon or smoked pancetta
  • Leftover ham
  • Sundried tomatoes
  • Walnuts instead of almonds
  • Fresh herbs like parsley
  • Chili flakes
  • Sautéed mushrooms

Vegan Green Beans Almondine

To make this a vegan Green Beans Almondine, simply swap the butter for some olive oil.

the completed green beans almondine recipe inside a skillet

Is Green Beans Almondine Make Ahead?

You can totally make part of this almond green beans recipe ahead of time to make your life much easier.

Cook the green beans but for a minute less than you would normally do. Then immediately plunge them into an ice-cold bath bowl of water to stop the cooking process.  Drain them, very well and store in an air tight container in the fridge for a day or two.

Just before serving, make the buttered almond, then add in the pre-cooked green beans and cook until the beans are reheated through.

top down view of green beans almondine served on a white plate

How To Make Instant Pot Green Beans

You can easily make your green beans in your Instant Pot. Just check out how in this Instant Pot Green Beans post, and then add these into your buttered almond mixture.

How To Make Air Fryer Green Beans

And if you are Air Fryer obsessed you might prefer to make your green beans in your air fryer instead of on the stove. Check out this post to learn how to make Air Fryer Green Beans, and then simply add these into your buttered almond mixture.

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Serving Suggestions

green beans almondine in a pan and ready to be served

Weight Watchers Points

There are 3 Freestyle SmartPoints in a serving of this green beans with slivered almonds recipe.

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Green Beans Almondine served on a white plate with a cloth napkin
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5 from 6 votes

Green Beans Almondine

A delicious and versatile side dish that is quick and easy to make!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Western
Servings: 5
Calories: 119kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy

Ingredients

  • 1 lb (450g) green beans tipped and tailed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 shallot peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 4 tablespoons slivered almonds
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil, then add the green beans and blanch for 4-5 mins.
  • Drain the water, transfer green beans to a bowl and set aside.
  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add in shallots and sauté for a couple of mins.
  • Then add the almonds and garlic and cook for a further couple of mins, until fragrant.
  • Switch off the heat and stir in the lemon juice and green beans till combined. Serve warm.
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Notes

Green Beans Almondine Tips 

  • It is great to use beans are slightly firm for this so they don’t disintegrate when mixing, but if you prefer softer beans then cook them for a little longer.
  • Mix the green beans gently so that they don’t break.
  • If you don’t have shallot to hand you can use green onions or some very finely chopped white onions.
  • You can trim your beans ahead of time as well as slice up your almonds ahead of time to cut down on the prep time. Or you can buy pre trimmed beans form the store.
  • Feel free to leave the tails on the beans when cooking.
  • You can easily add more butter, more shallots or more almonds to your taste.
  • You can use canned beans but I think this recipe works best with fresh green beans.

Green Bean Almondine Weight Watchers Points

There are 3 Freestyle SmartPoints in a serving of this green beans with slivered almonds recipe.

Green Beans Almondine Serving Suggestions

Nutrition

Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 766IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg

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  3. 5 stars
    Oh, this is a great dish that looks great. I like dishes made with beans because they are tasty and easy to eat. Quordle is based on the concept of Wordle.

  4. 5 stars
    Delicious! a classic perfect for the holidays. I like the vibrant green color of the beans — guessing that is from blanching rather than steaming or boiling?

  5. 5 stars
    These look perfect. I love the idea of serving them with almonds, I never would have thought of it! Thank you so much for sharing!