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.
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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 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.
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 to Make Green Beans Almondine
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 hericots verts or French style.
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.
Add slivered or sliced almonds and garlic to the hot pan. Cook the mixture for a couple minutes until the almonds are toasted and starting to get golden brown.
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.
Can the Dish Be Made Ahead of Time?
If you’re including this easy side dish for a special meal or holiday dinner, you can make it a day or two before. Then place it in an appropriate sized baking dish and store it in the refrigerator until it’s ready to be reheated for serving.
How to Reheat Green Beans Almondine
You can be reheat in the microwave, in the oven, or in a skillet. I prefer using the stove top skillet method, but the microwave is best for warming them up quickly.
For reheating on the stove top, 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 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.
What to Serve With The Side Dish
These buttery green beans garnished with almonds go great with any main meat dish. But if you need a few ideas, I’m listing some of my favorites:
- Sirloin Steak Tips: Tender bite sized pieces of beef round in a mushroom sauce.
- Crispy Baked Chicken Legs: A budget friendly main dish that takes little time to prepare.
- Pressure Cooker Pork Loin: Juicy and tender meat that cooks up quickly in an Instant Pot.
- Salmon Loaf: A seafood meatloaf made with canned wild fish.
Enjoy this long time family favorite. It’s sure to become a favorite low carb side dish! And be sure to let us know what you thought about the recipe in the comments below.
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Green Beans Almondine
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- 3 tablespoons butter or butter flavored coconut oil
- 1 pound fresh cut green beans
- 1/2 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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