Green Bean Almondine is the Perfect Summer Side Dish

Whether you know them as snap, string or green beans, they are the perfect, healthy side dish.

Looking for an easy way to incorporate green beans into your next meal? Try this recipe for classic green bean almondine. Click here to print the recipe.


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup almonds, sliced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • Salt and pepper

Directions: In large sauce pan bring water to a boil. Add beans and cook for two minutes. Drain beans and immediately cool in a bowl of ice water. Drain beans again. Blot with a paper towel to remove access water. In large sauté pan, melt butter. Add almonds and cook on low heat until browned. Remove almonds. In same pan add garlic and green beans. Continue cooking until beans are heated through. Add almonds and stir. Remove from heat and top with lemon juice, salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Serves 6