In this Green Beans Almondine, green beans are cooked and tossed with garlic, lemon juice and toasted almonds. Simple and delicious!

garlicky green beans almondine in cream colored bowl.

Garlicky Green Bean Almondine. Say that seven times fast.

This is a favorite side dish of mine. I love the flavor of toasted almonds with the freshness of the green beans and garlic together. As a kid, this sort of recipe I would’ve probably turned my nose up at. I mean the thought of nuts on my vegetables would not fly. But as an adult, this totally works and luckily, both my husband and girls love them too!

side view of garlicky green beans almondine

In this simple side dish, blanched green beans are tossed in butter, garlic and lemon juice before finishing with toasted almonds.

garlicky green beans almondine ingredients.

To Make This Green Bean Almondine You Will Need:

  • olive oil or avocado oil spray
  • sliced almonds
  • green beans
  • butter or bacon fat
  • fresh garlic
  • lemon juice
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper

toasted sliced almonds in a skillet.

Spray a 10-inch, deep sided skillet with olive oil spray and heat over medium-low. Add in the slivered almonds, stir them occasionally until fragrant and lightly golden. Transfer to a small plate and set off to the side. Wipe the skillet out with paper towel.

pan of water with lid on.

Fill the same skillet with water and add a small palmful of sea salt. Cover and bring boil.

fresh green beans added to boiling water.

Once the water is boiling, drop in a pound of trimmed green beans. After a few minutes they should be a bright green.

rinsing blanched green beans with cold water.

After 4 to 6 minutes, strain the green beans into a colander. Immediately rinse with cold water to stop them from cooking any further.

butter melting in a skillet.

In the same skillet, add 2 tablespoons of butter. Or if you have bacon fat, you can use that. I’ve made these both ways and they are equally delicious.

blanched green beans tossed in butter.

Drain off any excess water from the beans and throw them into the pan, tossing them until coated.

buttery green beans with garlic.

Next add in 2 cloves minced fresh garlic.

squeezing in fresh lemon juice.

And squeeze in the juice from 1/2 a lemon.

green beans seasoned with kosher salt and black pepper.

Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste. Toss and cook 2 to 4 minutes, cooking until the green beans are firm yet tender.

toasted almonds added to garlicky green beans.

Lastly add in the toasted almonds.

garlicky green beans almondine in skillet.

Toss together and then serve.

cream bowl of garlicky green beans almondine with spoons.

Fresh and garlicky, with the added bonus of crunch thanks to those toasty almonds. Garlicky green beans almondine is the perfect side to beef, chicken or pork.

garlicky green beans almondine

Enjoy! And if you give this Green Beans Almondine recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

Garlicky Green Beans Almondine
Yield: 6 to 8

Garlicky Green Beans Almondine

Fresh green beans cooked in bacon fat and tossed with garlic and toasted almonds.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • olive oil or avocado oil spray
  • 2 ounces of slivered almonds
  • sea salt, for salting water
  • 1 pound green beans, ends trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon butter or bacon fat
  • 2 small cloves minced fresh garlic
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Lightly spray a 10-inch deep sided skillet with olive oil spray. Add amonds and cook over medium-low until toasted and fragrant. Transfer to a small plate or bowl and wipe out the skillet with paper towel.
  2. Fill the same pan with water and add a small palmful (about a tablespoon) of sea salt. Cover and bring to a boil.
  3. Once boiling, add in the green beans and cook 4 to 6 minutes or until just about tender. Then strain through a colander and rinse thoroughly with cold water.
  4. Add the butter to the skillet.
  5. Transfer the green beans in the skillet, tossing to coat in the butter.
  6. Next add in the minced garlic and squeeze in the juice of 1/2 a lemon. Toss and cook 2 to 4 minutes, cooking until the green beans are firm yet tender.
  7. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.
  8. Add the toasted almonds back in to the skilleta and toss before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 179mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 3g