Green Beans Almandine

green beans almandine

Published January 30, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 8
Total Time: 30 min

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 20 min


This side makes a great bring-along to a Turkey Day feast or for a cool autumn dinner at home. After the beans are cooked in the water and drained, they can be placed in an airtight container and refrigerated up to 24 hours.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: approx. 1 cup
Calories per serving: 105
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.3g 10%
Saturated Fat 1.4g 7%
Sodium 18mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 11.0g 4%
Protein 3.6g 5%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 2 lb. green beans, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 shallots, thinly sliced
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Step by Step:

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water; pat dry and set aside.
  2. Place almonds in a large frying pan over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  3. Return pan to heat and add butter and oil. Add the shallots and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high and add beans. Cook, tossing constantly, until heated through and beginning to brown, about 4 minutes. Season with pepper and stir in the reserved almonds. Serve immediately.