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Fresh green beans with almonds
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5 from 9 votes

Green Bean Almondine

Fresh green beans sauteed in a light butter and lemon sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
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: 147kcal
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


  • 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.
  • Continue cooking until beans are heated through.
  • Add almonds and stir.
  • Turn off heat, squeeze 1/2 lemon over top.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately



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


Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 760IU | Vitamin C: 14.3mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1.2mg