This green bean almondine recipe is rich, delicious, and easy to make. Made in one pan, this elegant side dish is rich, buttery, and deliciously nutty. Perfect for summer green beans or a Thanksgiving or Christmas side dish.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, French
Keyword classic, holiday, meal prep
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 15minutes
Author Cheryl Malik
1poundfresh green beansor 9 ounces frozen green beans, see Notes
Zest of half lemon
Add green beans, water, and salt to large skillet. Bring water to boil over high heat, then cover. Cook 3 to 5 minutes or until beans are bright green and tender-crisp. Transfer beans to cold water or ice bath and pour remaining hot water out of skillet.
Melt butter in large skillet over medium-low heat. Add almonds, stirring occasionally until lightly golden, approximately 1-2 minutes.
Return green beans to skillet and add lemon juice and zest. Sauté until warmed through.
Make it vegan: Use olive oil or vegan butter in place of butter.
Make it paleo: Use ghee in place of butter.
Fresh green beans will be the most flavorful, but you can use frozen if you prefer. If using frozen green beans, add them straight to the skillet without thawing and follow the recipe as directed.