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Green Beans Almondine

This easy Green Beans Almondine recipe with simple ingredients of fresh green beans and toasted almonds is a popular side dish for the holidays. The tender crisp green beans and the crunchy slivered almonds create a delightful contrast in texture together. Lemon juice and garlic help to balance out the dish with the perfect savory and tangy, bright flavors.

Also try my copycat Paula Deen’s Southern green bean casserole, Campbells green bean casserole, green bean casserole with sour cream, and my easy crack green beans.


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Make ahead green beans almondine

I love these make ahead side dish recipes especially during the holiday season when time is tight.

Whip this recipe up ahead of time in 12 minutes and reheat in a skillet when ready to serve it.

Despite the simplicity of this green beans dish it makes an elegant presentation for casual chicken dinners and Thanksgiving dinner alike.

Try my Ruth’s Chris sweet potato casserole, Cracker Barrel cheesy hash brown casserole, cheesy brussel sprouts, Mac and Cheese, corn casserole with cheese and roasted red potatoes.

Ingredients

  • Green Beans – 16 ounces or 1 pound of green beans with the ends trimmed off
  • Avocado Oil – or use olive oil if you prefer
  • Slivered Almonds – 1/2 cup
  • Garlic Cloves – 3 to 5 cloves minced
  • Salt – to your tastes
  • Lemon Juice – is an optional refreshing garnish that I recommend using
  • Parmesan Cheese – is an optional garnish with its cheesy, buttery, nutty flavors
  • Black Pepper – is an optional garnish it is great to have different options to top with to change things up

Frozen green beans can be used in a pinch to make green beans almondine but fresh ones are more crisp and flavorful. Boil the frozen green beans until heated through and follow the recipe steps.

Variations: Make green beans almondine with bacon by cooking 4 or 5 slices of bacon and chopping them into small or crumbled pieces. Add the bacon to the green beans after you sauté the beans in the skillet until combined or use the bacon as a topping.

How to make green beans almondine

Green beans almondine step by step images.

STEP ONE – Bring water to boil in a large pot or saucepan and blanch the green beans for 2-3 minutes. Strain out the water and set the green beans aside.

STEP TWO – Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Once hot, pour in the oil. Add the slivered almonds and cook, while stirring, for about 30 seconds. They cook really fast so keep an eye on them.

STEP THREE – Add the minced garlic, and continue to cook and stir for 1 minute, or until the almonds are toasted and the garlic is fragrant.

STEP FOUR – Reduce the heat to a low-medium, add the green beans into the skillet and saute together for an additional 1-2 minutes, depending on how tender you like the green beans.

STEP FIVE – Season with salt, some fresh squeezed lemon juice, and some parmesan cheese if desired. Serve with your favorite entree. Enjoy!

Handy tip: Make Ahead!

I like to make these green beans ahead of time and reheat them the same day for the best results. Give the green beans an ice bath after blanching to stop overcooking. If making ahead do not cook the garlic or almonds too long. Stir everything together and allow to cool before storing in an airtight container. When ready to serve follow the reheating instructions.

Storage and reheating instructions

Once cooled store using an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Reheat in a pan or skillet over a medium-low heat on the stove and sauté the green beans until heated through.

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Green Beans Almondine


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  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Description

This easy Green Beans Almondine recipe with simple ingredients of fresh green beans and toasted almonds is a popular side dish for the holidays. The tender crisp green beans and the crunchy slivered almonds create a delightful contrast in texture together. Lemon juice and garlic help to balance out the dish with the perfect savory and tangy, bright flavors.


Ingredients

16 ounce (1 pound) bag green beans, ends trimmed

2 tablespoons avocado oil

1/2 cup slivered almonds

35 garlic cloves, minced

Salt, to taste

 Optional garnish:

Lemon juice

Parmesan cheese


Instructions

  1. Bring water to boil in a large pot or saucepan and blanch the green beans for 2-3 minutes. Strain out the water and set the green beans aside.
  2. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Once hot, pour in the oil. Add the slivered almonds and cook, while stirring, for about 30 seconds. They cook really fast so keep an eye on them.
  3. Add the minced garlic, and continue to cook and stir for 1 minute, or until the almonds are toasted and the garlic is fragrant.
  4. Reduce the heat to a low-medium, add the green beans into the skillet and saute together for an additional 1-2 minutes, depending on how tender you like the green beans.
  5. Season with salt, some fresh squeezed lemon juice, and some parmesan cheese if desired. Serve with your favorite entree. Enjoy!

Notes

Storage and reheating instructions:

Once cooled store using an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Reheat in a pan or skillet over a medium-low heat on the stove and sauté the green beans until heated through.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

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