Classic Green Bean Almondine

Buttery toasted almonds give these green beans the crunchy show they deserve!

Classic Green Bean Almondine

Classic Green Bean Almondine


  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lb fresh green beans, overgrown stems snapped off, washed


  1. In a 10- or 12-inch skillet, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add the almonds and cook until lightly golden, stirring often. Remove from the heat and add lemon juice. Transfer the almonds to a small bowl, making sure to scrape out the butter with it.
  2. Wipe the skillet clean then pour in about 1/2-inch deep of water. Bring water to a boil over medium high heat. Add the green beans and sprinkle with salt. Bring back to a boil, then cover the skillet with lid, leaving a slight crack to vent. Cook for 3-5 minutes, until the beans are tender crisp. You can test their doneness by poking the beans with a fork.
  3. Drain the beans, then toss with the butter almond mixture right before serving. Transfer to a serving platter and enjoy!
  4. Serves 6


For step-by-step instructions for this recipe and more, visit Seeded At The Table.

Author: Seeded At The Table

Recipe and photo courtesy of Seeded At The Table.

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