Green beans almondine is a quick and easy side dish that blends green beans with almonds. It's a buttery dish that can be easily prepared in fifteen minutes or less.
I’ve been looking for more easy keto recipes to share with minimal ingredients. And, when it comes to vegetable side dishes, I like to keep things simple, cooking things like roasted broccoli and cauliflower, mashed turnips, and this super easy green beans almondine.
Since green beans are one of the few veggies that my husband eats, I cook them quite often!
Usually, I steam them in the Instant Pot or just sauté them with butter. But, for this time, I decided to dress them up with some almonds in a classic French dish.
Almondine is simply a dish garnished with almonds. The original French spelling is amandine, and common main ingredients include green beans, fish, potatoes, and asparagus. So you may see it referred to as almondine or amandine.
Ingredients Needed For Green Beans Almondine
Each of the ingredients in this easy recipe is very important and adds to the amazing aroma and taste. Here's a bit more information about what I used.
You need some sort of fat to use in the skillet when you sauté the green beans. If you don't want to use butter, you can use ghee or butter-flavored coconut oil.
Of course, you need some green beans in this dish! Honestly, fresh-cut green beans are the best kind you can use. Frozen ones will be too soft, and canned green beans do not sauté very well.
You can use either standard American green beans or French style in the recipe. The only difference is that the American ones tend to be crisper and thicker. So if you prefer green beans that are thinner and more tender, go for the haricots verts or French style.
These are the other main ingredient in the recipe - it's right in the name. Use either slivered or sliced almonds.
There are three simple things that enhance the flavor of green beans. You'll need whole garlic cloves, lemon juice, and salt and pepper. Jarred lemon juice works just fine, but you'll notice a difference if you juice a lemon instead.
Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low-carb recipe.
- You can make this recipe up to 2-3 days ahead of time. Just store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
- To reheat it, sauté in a tablespoon or two of butter until hot.
- For a little extra flavor, you can sprinkle in some fresh-grated parmesan cheese too.
How To Make Green Beans Almondine
All the exact steps are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. First, here are a few extra tips that will help you as you make it.
Sauté The Green Beans
In a large skillet over medium heat, the prepared green beans are sautéed in butter over medium-high heat. It takes about five minutes to get them to crisp-tender. Then, remove from pan and transfer to a plate.
Toast The Almonds
Add slivered or sliced almonds and garlic to the hot pan. Cook the mixture for a couple of minutes until the almonds are toasted and starting to get golden brown.
Mix The Green Beans And Almonds
Add the green beans back to the pan and mix in with the toasted almonds. Then, stir in salt and pepper along with a squeeze of lemon juice to season and complete the recipe for green beans almondine.
What To Serve With Green Bean Almondine
These buttery green beans garnished with almonds go great with any main meat dish. If you are in the mood for some steak, make some sirloin steak tips. They are tender, bite-sized pieces of beef rounds in a mushroom sauce.
These green beans also taste delicious with crispy baked chicken legs, a budget-friendly main dish that takes little time to prepare.
If you have an Instant Pot, make some pressure cooker pork loin. It is a slice of juicy and tender meat that cooks up quickly.
They also taste delicious with seafood! I love this salmon loaf. It is a seafood meatloaf made with canned wild fish.
Frequently Asked Questions About Green Beans Almondine
Before we get to the printable recipe card, here are some questions people often ask about how to make this delicious and easy side dish.
Can the dish be made ahead of time?
If you’re including this easy side dish in a special meal or holiday dinner, you can make it a day or two before. Then, place it in an appropriately sized baking dish and store it in the refrigerator until it’s ready to be reheated for serving.
What's the best way to cut the green beans?
To prepare the dish, I leave the fresh green beans whole and only cut off the ends. However, they can be cut into smaller pieces if desired.
How do you reheat green beans almondine?
You can reheat it in the microwave, in the oven, or in a skillet. I prefer using the stovetop skillet method, but the microwave is best for warming them up quickly.
For reheating on the stovetop, simply melt a tablespoon or two of butter and then stir fry the green beans with almonds over medium heat until the vegetables are hot. You may need to add more salt and pepper if needed.
If you want to change things up, you can cook some chopped bacon in the pan first. Then, remove the bacon to drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Add the prepared green beans and almonds to the hot bacon grease and cook, stirring over medium heat frequently until hot.
To reheat the green beans almondine in the oven, place it in a covered baking dish for 20 to 30 minutes at 350°F or until hot. In the microwave, you can reheat them much faster by cooking on high for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring once in the middle of the cooking time.
Enjoy this long-time family favorite. It's sure to become a low-carb side dish you'll love! And, be sure to let us know what you thought about the recipe in the comments below.
More Keto Side Dish Recipes
If you enjoyed this green beans recipe, here are some more keto side dish recipes you should try next! They are some of my favorites!
- Cauliflower Risotto is a scrumptious recipe with hearty and savory mushrooms.
- Southern Green Beans With Bacon have the unmistakable salty taste from the bacon and are popular even with people that aren't on the keto diet.
- Crispy Gluten-Free Grean Bean Fries are a perfect alternative to potato fries, and have the same amazing texture.
- Keto Broccoli Salad has crispy bacon and lots of creamy cheddar cheese.
- Oven-Roasted Artichoke Hearts have 7g net carbs in each serving and are worth every single one.
Green Beans Almondine
- 3 tablespoons butter or butter flavored coconut oil
- 1 pound fresh cut green beans
- ½ cup slivered almonds or sliced almonds
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice about half a lemon
- salt and pepper to taste
- Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add green beans and toss to coat. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Transfer cooked green beans to a plate.
- Add almonds and garlic to pan. Cook for a minute or two until fragrant.
- Return green beans to pan and mix in with almonds. Season with salt and pepper.
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First published on September 22, 2019. Updated on September 30, 2021, with new images and additional recipe information.