Green Beans Almondine

Green Beans Almondine is a fresh, buttery holiday side made with blanched green beans, a delicious slivered almond topping, and fresh lemon zest!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
Author: Linley Richter
Yield: 6 1x
Category: Side
Method: Stove-Top
Cuisine: American


  • 1 lb. green beans, ends removed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter (+ more for topping)
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cups raw slivered almonds
  • lemon zest, for garnish


  1. Start off by preparing a large ice bath. Add 4 cups of ice to a large bowl and fill the rest of the bowl with water. Set aside.
  2. Then, prepare your green beans by rinsing and patting dry. Use a pair of scissors or a knife to remove the ends off of the green beans and set aside.
  3. Next, add a teaspoon of salt to 3-4 quarts of water in a large pot and bring it to a rolling boil.
  4. Blanch green beans by placing them into the boiling water. Continue boiling for 2 minutes.
  5. Immediately remove from heat and strain. Place green beans into the ice bath and let sit for at least 5-10 minutes.
  6. While the green beans are cooling, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pan over medium/high heat.
  7. Once fragrant, add shallot, garlic, salt, and pepper and saute for 3-4 minutes, or until the shallot is translucent.
  8. Add 2 tablespoons of butter to the pan and then add the chilled green beans. Then, squeeze in around 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice.
  9. Sautee for 3-5 more minutes and then add in slivered almonds and toss.
  10. Remove from heat, give it a taste test and add more salt and pepper as needed.
  11. Serve with lemon zest and more butter, as desired.


  • Serving Size: 1/6
  • Calories: 166
  • Sugar: 2
  • Fat: 13
  • Carbohydrates: 9
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 4


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