Fresh green beans sauteed with butter and almonds and finished with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice!
Fresh green bean almondine is perfect for an elegant dinner or a casual get together. During the winter months I start to crave fresh veggies. These green beans are easy to make and you will impress your guests and your family.
What’s not to love? Butter…garlic….almonds….fresh squeezed lemon juice….oh and green beans!
Almondine simply means with almonds. The word amandine also describes dishes cooked with almonds. Why the difference? Almondine is typically used in the US while amandine is European.
The restaurant I used to work at always said amandine when describing a dish. Our chef was from Austria…plus I think it sounds a bit fancier! Almondine or amandine or just green beans with almonds, it’s delicious!
Fresh green beans sauteed in a light butter and lemon sauce.
- 1 pound fresh green beans washed and trimmed
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 2-3 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 lemon
- salt and pepper
- Cook beans for 2 minutes in boiling water. Water should be at a rolling boil before you add beans.
- Drain beans in a colander and then cool in a bowl of cold water. Once cooled drain beans again. Remove all excess water from beans.
- In a large saute pan, melt butter. Once melted add almonds.
- Cook over low heat until slightly browned. 3-4 minutes. Remove almonds.
- In same pan add garlic and beans.
- Let cook until beans are heated through.
- Add almonds. Stir.
- Turn off heat, squeeze 1/2 lemon over top.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve immediately
To make ahead of time, blanch and drain beans. Refrigerate beans until ready to continue.
Green Bean Almondine Recipe Adapted From Fine Cooking.
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