Recipe/ Side Dish/ Vegetable

Green Bean Almondine

October 15, 2018 (Last Updated: June 27, 2019)

Fresh green beans sauteed with butter and almonds and finished with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice makes a delicious green bean almondine!  

Fresh green beans with almonds served on a white plate.

This recipe was originally posted in December of 2015. The pictures have been updated and a video has been added. 

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!

Green Bean Almondine in a skillet pan with a pair of tongs.

What is Almondine?

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!

Green bean almondine on a white plate with a fillet of fish.

What ingredients do I need to make green bean almondine?

  • Fresh green beans
  • Sliced almonds
  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and Pepper

Fresh green beans used for making green bean almondine

Fresh green beans are usually available year round in the produce section of most grocery stores. Make certain you select the very best beans. 

How do I Trim Green Beans?

  • Grab a handful of beans
  • Line up one end of green beans
  • Cut off the stem part of the bean
  • Turn around to other side
  • Cut off the tail end of the bean

Green bean almondine topped with toasted almonds.

Make ahead Tips

  • Wash and trim beans
  • Blanch beans in boiling water and then place into an ice bath
  • Drain beans
  • Place beans in a covered container and refrigerate until needed
  • Follow remaining steps in recipe

Do I have to use butter?

No, you don’t have to use butter. You can use equal amounts of olive oil or margarine if you prefer. 

If you are looking for other great vegetable dishes, try these sauteed sugar snap peas, gingered beets  and these ginger carrots.

Don’t forget to PIN!

Fresh green beans with almonds.

If you make this recipe, I’d love to hear about it! Leave a comment below or snap a picture and tag me on Instagram #beyondthechickencoop


5 from 7 votes
Fresh green beans with almonds
Green Bean Almondine
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Fresh green beans sauteed in a light butter and lemon sauce.

Course: Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fresh green bean recipe, green bean almodine, green bean side dish, green beans, green beans with almonds, make ahead green beans
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 147 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 1 pound fresh green beans washed and trimmed
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 lemon
  • salt and pepper
  1. Cook beans for 2 minutes in boiling water. Water should be at a rolling boil before you add beans.
  2. 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.
  3. In a large saute pan, melt butter. Once melted add almonds.
  4. Cook over low heat until slightly browned. 3-4 minutes. Remove almonds.
  5. In same pan add garlic and beans.
  6. Continue cooking until beans are heated through.

  7. Add almonds and stir.

  8. Turn off heat, squeeze 1/2 lemon over top.
  9. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Serve immediately

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

To make ahead:

  • Wash and trim beans
  • Blanch beans in boiling water and then place into an ice bath
  • Drain beans
  • Place beans in a covered container and refrigerate until needed
  • Follow remaining steps in recipe
Nutrition Facts
Green Bean Almondine
Amount Per Serving
Calories 147 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 72mg 3%
Potassium 235mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 15.2%
Vitamin C 17.3%
Calcium 5.8%
Iron 6.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Green Bean Almondine Recipe Adapted From Fine Cooking.



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  • Reply
    Fred G
    April 24, 2019 at 10:48 am

    Great combo of ingridents

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    December 25, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Made this for our Christmas dinner of fresh deer loin and baked potatoes. SO delicious! Definitely a keeper! Thank you for sharing.

    • Reply
      December 26, 2018 at 6:27 am

      Thank you!

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    Karen Morris
    December 25, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Awesome and easy side dish. Made it for Christmas dinner along with Beef Wellington.

    • Reply
      December 26, 2018 at 6:26 am

      Wonderful! So glad you loved it! 🙂

  • Reply
    October 16, 2018 at 1:53 am

    I love green beans, but I have never added almonds, I am sure this dish tastes even better this way.

    • Reply
      October 16, 2018 at 7:00 am

      It is very delicious!

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    Fran @ G'day Souffle'
    October 16, 2018 at 1:29 am

    I see that you are gearing up for the upcoming holiday period. Whether it’s called ‘almondine’ or ‘amandine’- it all sounds good to me!

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    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    October 15, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    A great, easy dish for the upcoming holidays Kathy! I’m pinning this one and making for sure!

  • Reply
    October 15, 2018 at 6:06 am

    Green beans are one of my fave side dishes. And, really, how can you go wrong when you serve ’em with butter, lemon and almonds? I could eat a whole lot of these for sure!! Suddenly my ‘side’ becomes a meal, lol.

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    David @ Spiced
    October 15, 2018 at 5:24 am

    Reading through this post totally got me excited about Thanksgiving side dishes! I’m all about the side dishes, and this green bean almondine sounds like it would be the perfect addition to the menu this year. My mom used to make a similar dish back when I was a kid, but I haven’t had it in years! Thanks for sharing, Kathy!

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