Easy Green Beans Almondine Recipe

Green Beans Almondine

A simple, yet impressive and flavorful way to serve fresh green beans in a lemon butter sauce. 
5 from 8 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Green Beans Almondine
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 144kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 1 pound fresh green beans ends trimmed off
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 /2 teaspoon salt plus additional salt for cooking beans


Blanch Green Beans

  • Bring a large pot of water to a rapid boil. Season heavily with salt–about 1 tablespoon.
  • Drop green beans into boiling water and boil for 2-3 minutes, or until just crisp tender.
  • Remove green beans from pot with a slotted spoon or spider strainer and place immediately into an ice bath.

Toast Almonds

  • Preheat a large skillet over medium-low heat.  Add in slivered almonds. Shake the pan every 30 seconds. As soon as your nose begins to smell the almonds, or the almonds begin to turn light brown, remove the almonds from the skillet.
  • Remove green beans from ice bath and gently pat dry.

Saute Green Beans

  • In the same skillet you toasted almonds in, melt butter over medium heat. Add in green beans and toss to coat.
  • Give the beans a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and season with 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt to taste. Saute until warmed through, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Remove beans from skillet and place in serving dish. Top with toasted almonds.


  • I often make this without the fresh lemon juice and my kids actually prefer it!
  • Do not substitute jarred lemon juice for fresh lemon juice. 
Nutrition Facts
Green Beans Almondine
Amount Per Serving
Calories 144 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 57mg2%
Potassium 339mg10%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 955IU19%
Vitamin C 28.1mg34%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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