green beans almondine

Green Beans Almondine

This simple Green Beans Almondine recipe is an easy to make, but impressive side dish using only a handful of ingredients!

We have been lucky enough to receive so many fresh green beans from my mother in laws garden this year! As our beans didn’t take this year, we are lucky she has had such a large bounty and has been so generous!

Green beans are a favourite side dish around here. They’re easy to prepare and there are so many things you can do to dress them up, I find them a fun ingredient to have on hand and get creative with in the kitchen.

Of all the green bean dishes we have made, this classic almondine recipe is one that makes a frequent appearance in our kitchen. Its simple and fresh, and we usually have everything we need on hand! That makes it perfect for a last minute side dish. While it is super easy to make, the beauty of this dish is that it is elegant enough to be served at a special meal too.

How to make Green Beans Almondine

20 minutes is all you need to make this dish from start to finish! Yup, its that quick! To make it, you will need:

  • 1 lb fresh green beans, ends trimmed
  • 1/3 cup almond slices
  • 2 tablespoons butter (or coconut oil for a vegan version)
  • 2 tablespoons onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Add 1 tablespoon of oil or butter to a pan and heat over medium heat. Add the almond slices and toast them for a few minutes, being careful not to burn them. Set aside.

Add an additional tablespoon of oil or butter and saute the onions until they are soft and translucent, about 4 minutes.

Meanwhile, bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook for about 5 minutes or until they are tender but still have a bit of crisp to them (or cook to desired preference). Drain the green beans and toss them with the lemon juice, sauteed onions and salt and pepper.

Plate the green beans on a serving dish and top with the almonds. Serve.

It’s as simple as that!

Hope you enjoy this simple side dish!

-Cathy

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Green Beans Almondine

Servings

6

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh green beans, ends trimmed

  • 1/3 cup almond slices

  • 2 tablespoons butter (or coconut oil for a vegan version)

  • 2 tablespoons onion, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  • Add 1 tablespoon of oil or butter to a pan and heat over medium heat. Add the almond slices and toast them for a few minutes, being careful not to burn them. Set aside.
  • Add an additional tablespoon of oil or butter and saute the onions until they are soft and translucent, about 4 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook for about 5 minutes or until they are tender but still have a bit of crisp to them (or cook to desired preference). Drain the green beans and toss them with the lemon juice, sauteed onions and salt and pepper.
  • Plate the green beans on a serving dish and top with the almonds. Serve.
 

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