Green Bean Almondine

Author Notes: Fresh green beans transformed into an elegant side dish. Beyond the Chicken Coop

Serves: 6


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, washed and trimmed
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 lemon
  • salt
  • pepper
In This Recipe


  1. Cook beans for 2 minutes in boiling water. Water should be at a rolling boil before you add beans.
  2. 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.
  3. In a large saute pan, melt butter. Once melted add almonds.
  4. Cook over low heat until slightly browned. 3-4 minutes. Remove almonds.
  5. In same pan add garlic and beans.
  6. Let cook until beans are heated through.
  7. Add almonds. Stir.
  8. Turn off heat, squeeze ½ lemon over top.
  9. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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