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5 from 11 votes

Fresh Green Beans Almondine

Fresh Green Beans Almondine is an easy side dish recipe for special occasions or weeknights. This recipe serves 10 people and costs just $5.35 to make. 
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almonds, green beans, Thanksgiving
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 93kcal
Cost: $5.35


  • cutting board
  • paring knife
  • large skillet with lid
  • zester


  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds green beans rinsed and ends trimmed
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced about 2 Tablespoons of juice and 1 teaspoon of zest
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup slivered almonds toasted
  • Salt and pepper


  • Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking. Add the green beans and ¼ teaspoon of salt and shake the green beans into an even layer. Cook green beans, stirring occasionally, until spotty brown, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to medium, and add the water, and lemon juice, cover, and cook the green beans until they are bright green but still crisp about 3-4 minutes.
  • Uncover the pan, add the butter, almonds, and lemon zest, and increase the heat to high, and continue to cook until the water evaporates and the beans are crisp-tender, about 1-2 minutes longer.
  • Season the beans with salt and pepper, and then serve.


Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 696IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg