Green Bean Almondine

Elegant and simple, Green Bean Almondine is a quick and easy classic! It has tender green beans in a buttery, garlicky sauce with slivered almonds for crunch!  

– 1 pound fresh green beans  – ½ cup almond – 3 tablespoons unsalted butter – 2 cloves garlic  – zest of 1 lemon – salt and pepper  – 1 tablespoon lemon juice  – fresh parsley



Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the green beans and cook for 3-5 minutes until tender but crisp.  

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Drain and immediately immerse in ice water to stop cooking. Blanching makes green beans look like emeralds!  

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Toast the almonds in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring often, until golden brown.   

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This should take 3-5 minutes. Remove and reserve almonds. Melt butter in same skillet over medium heat.  

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Add minced garlic and lemon zest and cook until fragrant. Toss blanched green beans in garlic-lemon butter in the skillet.  

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Cook until heated, 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle salt and pepper. Pour lemon juice over green beans and toss again.  

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Taste and season as needed. Return the toasted almonds to the skillet and mix well.   

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Add some fresh parsley as a garnish if you're feeling particularly fancy. It is best to serve this dish right away.  

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