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Green Beans Almondine

Our favorite Thanksgiving side dish is this easy green beans almondine recipe! Whip these delicious green beans up in under 30 minutes without taking up precious space in your oven.

Prep: 15 minutesCook: 15 minutesTotal: 30 minutes
Fat 13 Carbs 9 Protein 4
Yield 6 1x


  • 1 lb. green beans, ends removed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (+ more for topping)
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt, or more, to taste
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 Calories: 166 Sugar: 2 Fat: 13 Carbohydrates: 9 Fiber: 3 Protein: 4
Author: Lee FunkeCategory: SideMethod: Stove-TopCuisine: AmericanDiet: Gluten Free

Keywords: green beans almondine

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