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Green Beans Almondine

Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod

Fresh green beans with shallot, garlic, fresh lemon juice, and toasted sliced almonds. This simple vegetable side dish is a favorite at holiday meals, but can be served year-round along side any meal.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: French
Keyword: green beans
Servings: 6
Calories: 89kcal


  • 1 pound green beans, washed and trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons butter, can use olive oil
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 shallot, finely diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Carefully add the green beans and blanch for 3 to 4 minutes, or until they are slightly tender but still crisp. You are going to finish cooking them in a skillet, so make sure you don’t blanch them for too long.
  • Drain and plunge the green beans into a large bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process, this will also help the green beans keep their vibrant green color. Drain, and transfer to a clean towel to dry.
  • In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add the almonds and sauté until golden brown, about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Watch them closely so you don’t burn the almonds.
  • Reduce the temperature to low and add the shallot and garlic. Sauté for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the green beans to the pan and sauté over medium heat for 2 to 4 minutes, until the green beans are tender.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and finish with a squeeze of lemon juice. Stir in the almonds and season with salt and pepper. Serve warm.


Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 424mg | Potassium: 210mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 639IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg