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This green beans almondine recipe with garlic, lemon, and (of course) almonds is a simple and tasty side that works with just about any main dish. And it comes together in just 10 minutes, making it perfect for busy evenings.
If you love healthy green bean recipes, be sure to also try bacon wrapped green beans or simply roasted green beans.
What Is Green Bean Almondine?
The American term “almondine” is actually known as “amandine” in French, which simply means a dish topped with buttered, toasted almonds. This type of topping is common for fish, sometimes asparagus or potatoes, and most notably, green beans.
Call it green beans amadine or green beans almondine… all I know is that it’s French and absolutely delicious – especially with filet mignon!
Why You’ll Love This Green Beans Almondine Recipe
- Rich, buttery flavor
- Tender green beans and crisp almonds
- Cooks in just 10 minutes
- Versatile side to any main dish
This section explains how to choose the best ingredients for this almondine green beans recipe, what each one does, and substitution options. For measurements, see the recipe card below.
- Olive Oil – Use an extra virgin olive oil for the best flavor, but regular olive oil or avocado oil will also work.
- Green Beans – I usually trim the ends, but it’s up to you if you want to spend the time; sometimes bagged green beans are already pre-trimmed, too. You can also substitute haricots verts if you like.
- Sea Salt & Black Pepper
- Butter – I prefer to use grass-fed butter for best flavor and nutrition, but you can use any unsalted butter.
- Garlic – Fresh garlic has the best flavor, but I often use jarred for convenience.
- Almonds – Use sliced or slivered almonds.
- Lemon juice – I recommend fresh lemon juice, plus more lemon wedges for serving.
How To Make Green Bean Almondine
This section shows how to make this easy green bean almondine recipe with step-by-step photos and details about the technique, to help you visualize it. For full instructions, including amounts and temperatures, see the recipe card below.
- Cook green beans. Add green beans to a large, oiled skillet and season with salt and pepper. Saute until bright green and crisp tender. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
- Toast almonds. Melt butter in the same pan, then add sliced almonds and cook until golden.
- Saute garlic. Add garlic and saute until fragrant. Stir in lemon juice.
- Combine. Return green beans to the pan and toss to coat in garlic lemon butter. If the green beans have cooled, you can cook them for a minute or two, just until hot.
- Bacon – Everything is better with bacon! To make green beans almondine with bacon, you can pan fry the bacon first and then cook the green beans in the bacon grease. Alternatively, if you have a cooked batch on hand from baking bacon, you can just chop and throw it in at the end.
- Shallots – Saute some shallots along with the garlic for extra flavor.
- Lemon zest – If you love lemon flavor, add a teaspoon of lemon zest in addition to the lemon juice.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it green beans almondine or amandine?
The American term “almondine” is actually known as “amandine” in French, which simply means a dish topped with buttered, toasted almonds.
Is green bean almondine healthy?
Yes, this is a healthy side dish that’s loaded with vegetables and almonds.
Can you make green bean almondine with canned beans?
Yes, you can, but the flavor and texture is not nearly as good as fresh. Since they are already soft, cook them only briefly until warm.
- To store: Store cooked green beans with almonds in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
- To reheat: Reheat green beans in a hot skillet or the microwave until hot.
- To freeze: Freeze green beans for 2-3 months. Texture may change slightly during the freezing and thawing process.
Can I make green beans almondine ahead of time?
Green beans almondine is best made fresh, but you can prep a few things ahead of time to help it come together even faster:
- Trim green beans
- Slice almonds
- Mince garlic
What To Serve With Green Beans Almondine
- Oven Seared Sirloin Steak or sirloin tip roast
- Parmesan Crusted Salmon
- Baked Tilapia
- Lemon Parmesan Chicken
- Air Fryer Pork Chops or Pan Seared Pork Chops
More Easy Vegetable Recipes
- Parmesan Zucchini Fries
- Roasted Asparagus
- Cauliflower Fried Rice
- Three Bean Salad
- Roasted Frozen Brussels Sprouts
- Nonstick Skillet – My go-to pan for green beans and so many other things, I love the heavy bottom on this one, so everything cooks evenly.
Best Green Bean Almondine Recipe With Garlic
Green Beans Almondine Recipe
This easy green bean almondine recipe is buttery, garlicky, lemony, and packed with crunchy almonds! Just 6 ingredients and 10 minutes to make.
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Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Add green beans. Season with salt and pepper. Saute for 4-5 minutes, until bright green and crisp tender. Remove to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
Reduce heat to low. Add the butter to the pan and heat until melted.
Add the sliced almonds. Cook for 2-4 minutes, until the almonds are golden.
Add the garlic. Saute for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant. Stir in the lemon juice.
Return the green beans to the pan and toss to coat in garlic lemon butter. Cook for 1-2 more minutes, until hot.
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Serving size: 1/2 cup
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Recipe sounds very good, however I would have listed the ingredients first and not at the end.
I am still going to use it. Thanks
Barbara Ann Kinnear ❤0
Do you have a recipe for yum casaroll?
Wholesome Yum D0
Hi Barbara, I am unfamiliar with yum casserole. Maybe you can explain it to me.
This is one of those things that seems so much fancier than it actually is! I love the pairing of green beans and almonds.
I’ve been trying to find some new recipes that increase my protein and I LOVE that this has almonds in it to do that! What a delicious side dish!
We loved this side dish. What an easy way to prepare green beans. And those toasted almonds took it to the next level!
Amy L Huntley0
The crunchy almonds with the beans are perfection. Much kids even wanted seconds!
Very good recipe!! The only change I made was to cook the beans for 13 minutes, we like it more on the tender side. Everything else was perfect including bits of bacon. Will make it again!
I think these are the tastiest green beans I’ve ever had!! I will be making them this way from now on. Even some of my picky eaters liked them.
So easy and yet so fancy. This green been side dish was perfect with fish.
I love this! Thanks for sharing!
I love this side dish! The crunch from the almonds and the crisp tender beans are the perfect combination!
I love the added crunch!! They bring a delicious flavor. A great & healthy side dish for any meal!
This side dish is so easy and flavorful. We make it at least once per week.
Made these for supper club and they were a huge hit!
Made this with some fresh green beans from the garden. Delicious! I love the crunch of the almonds!
This recipe is so easy to make for a dinner side! We have always been fans of green beans and we are going to love the crunch the almonds bring!
Is this a freezable dish?
Wholesome Yum M0
Hi Sarah, Yes you can freeze this dish. When you are ready to eat it, let the frozen green beans thaw and then reheat in the oven. Enjoy!
I like the recipe, I was making this for only two people, so I need to work on proportions. Mine was a bit bacon heavy. I will make this again.
This green bean recipe sounds great going to fix tomorrow. Thanks
The recipe was tasty, but the prep and cook time was completely inaccurate. Fortunately, I started early, or I would have missed the potluck dinner to which I was taking the beans.
No way did it take 5 minutes to get the beans washed and snip off the tips, and get the bacon cut, and the garlic minced. It took time for the water to boil, and the almonds to turn golden brown and the bacon to get crispy. This was NOT a 25-minute dish. Start to finish, I think it was closer to an hour and a half, or more.
It would be helpful to know if the dish should be reheated when you get to your destination, or if it can be served cold or if it can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge. And how do you make the almonds/bacon/garlic stay on top of the beans instead of sinking to the bottom of the bowl? They just wouldn’t stay on top.
Wholesome Yum M0
Hi Carol, You can reheat this recipe in an oven, crock pot, or microwave. It is good served at room temperature too, if you desired.
Can yellow beans be used instead of green?
Wholesome Yum L0
Hi Cheryl, Yes, definitely!
Just made this as a side for bbq chicken. It was wonderful! Added shallot. Will definitely make again.
I’m obsessed with pan fried green beans. These are SO good! Perfect for an easy side dish.
These beans are the perfect flavorful side dish!
love the recipe…. turned great….loved the video idea and execution.
I can’t wait to mak this tomorrow for dinner with hour crispy chicken thigh recipe! How much is one serving? Thank you!
Maya | Wholesome Yum0
One serving is 1/2 cup. Thanks for stopping by, Christy! Have a nice day!
This sounds great!
Can frozen green beans work also?
Maya | Wholesome Yum0
Thank you, Sharon! Sure, you can make it with frozen green beans.
Loved this! Loads of flavor, great crunch! Thank you for a yummy side!
Maya | Wholesome Yum0
Thank you, Tessa!