Green bean almondine is one of my favorite ways to prepare my garden fresh beans, probably because I love almonds just as much as I do green beans. Today I’m going to be sharing my go-to recipe for making a mean sauteed green bean almondine that you’ll go nuts for (no pun intended).
How to Make Sauteed Green Bean Almondine
- Toast the almonds. Melt one tablespoon of butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Add the almonds and cook until golden brown. Set aside.
- Melt remaining butter. Melt the rest of the butter in the same large skillet over medium heat.
- Cook. Add the shallots and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the green beans and 2 tablespoons of water. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until the green beans are tender, stirring occasionally.
- Add the remaining ingredients. Remove the green beans from the heat and add the lemon juice, chopped parsley, and cooked almonds.
- Toss. Toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
- Serve. Serve immediately.
Can I Make Green Bean Almondine Ahead?
You can easily make this green bean almondine ahead of time; leftovers can also be stored in either the fridge or the freezer.
You can keep green bean almondine in an airtight container inside of the fridge for up to 3-4 days.
If you would rather freeze it instead, allow the almondine to cool completely before transferring to a freezer-safe airtight container and storing in the freezer for up to 2-3 months.
To reheat frozen almondine, let it thaw out at room temperature first. You can then use one of the following reheating methods:
- Oven. Heat up the almondine for 15-20 minutes at 350℉.
- Stovetop. Heat over medium-low heat until the almondine is warmed through.
- Microwave. Microwave for 60-90 seconds, stopping to stir every 30 seconds, until warm.
How Healthy Is This Green Bean Almondine?
Green bean almondine isn’t just delicious, it’s also an incredibly nutrient-dense dish that offers up some rather impressive health benefits. Here are just a few of the great health benefits offered by this dish:
- Incredibly heart healthy. Both green beans and almonds provide quite a few great benefits for your heart, but the almonds are particularly good for heart health. Numerous studies have shown that almonds can reduce high blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels, and improve blood flow. (1)
- Rich source of dietary fiber. Almondine is an excellent source of dietary fiber as well; both the beans and almonds are quite rich in it. Fiber is partly to thank for the heart benefits mentioned above, but it also offers up several important benefits for your gut health as well. (2)
- Provides disease-fighting antioxidants. This particular almondine recipe is absolutely loaded with antioxidants. Green beans, almonds, shallots, and parsley are all rich sources of antioxidants in their own right; combining them in this recipe results in a truly tasty dish that doubles as an antioxidant powerhouse.
More Good Green Bean Recipes:
- Green Beans with Bacon and Caramelized Onions
- Garlic Roasted Green Beans
- Tangy Green Bean Salad with Homemade Italian Dressing
- 3-Ingredient Grilled Green Beans Wrapped in Foil
Incredible Sauteed Green Bean Almondine (Easy Recipe)
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 12 minutes
- Total Time: 17 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- 1 pound green beans, trimmed
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 1/3 cup shallots, minced
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp chopped parsley
- salt and pepper to taste
- Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add the almonds and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.
- Transfer the almonds on a plate and set side.
- Melt the remaining butter in the same skillet over medium heat.
- Add the shallots and cook for 3-4 minutes.
- Add the green beans and 2 tablespoons of water and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4-5 minutes or until tender.
- Remove from the heat.
- Add the lemon juice, parsley and almonds and toss to combine.
- Season to taste with salt and black pepper and serve.