Green Beans Amandine | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Green Beans Amandine

June 18, 2012Teresa

Green Beans Amandine are special! This lovely recipe pairs green beans with almonds and adds lemon juice and just a touch of seasoned salt for seasoning. The result is spectacular even though this recipe is so simple. It’s an excellent choice for company or as a holiday side dish. This tasty dish is a nice one to use when you’re tired of regular green beans, green bean casserole or served with other veggies, or even seasoned green beans.

Green Beans Amandine is so easy to make, too. It’s tasty, quick, economical, healthy, low calorie, gluten free and vegan.  This Taste of Home recipe is a really simple version of green beans with almonds. It’s a great side dish for any meal. But if you want a lighter version of green beans for Thanksgiving, this is a great option.

When I initially posted this in June 2012, I had just begun my blog. My pictures back in those days were less than desirable, so I’ve been systematically going back and remaking those old recipes in order to get some fresh pictures that are more eye-appealing.

I recently remade Green Beans Amandine (May 2015) for a family in our Sunday school class who had experienced bereavement. But instead of dropping off the meal, they invited us to share it with them. It turned out to be a wonderful time of sharing together (and the food wasn’t too shabby either). 🙂 All of us enjoyed this quick and easy side dish and there was not one green bean left by the time the four of us finished dinner!

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Green Beans Amandine is the perfect side dish when you want to eat healthier.

Green Beans Amandine | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | super quick, easy and delicious #sidedish. Healthy and low calorie, too. #greenbeans #glutenfree #vegan

Green Beans Amandine is a great option for Thanksgiving and other holiday meals.

Green Beans Amandine | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | super quick, easy and delicious #sidedish. Healthy and low calorie, too. #greenbeans #glutenfree #vegan

I love how quick and easy this recipe is to make up.

Here’s what I did.

Green Beans Amandine | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | super quick, easy and delicious #sidedish. Healthy and low calorie, too. #greenbeans #glutenfree #vegan

I used 5 ingredients, plus water.

Green Beans Amandine | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | super quick, easy and delicious #sidedish. Healthy and low calorie, too. #greenbeans #glutenfree #vegan

Wash green beans. Trim ends. Add green beans to water in large sauce pot. Bring beans to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until done – about 20-30 minutes.

Green Beans Amandine | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | super quick, easy and delicious #sidedish. Healthy and low calorie, too. #greenbeans #glutenfree #vegan

This recipe calls for the almonds to be sautéed in butter, but I made this vegan and sautéed the almonds in canola oil. Add almonds and sauté almonds in oil until lightly browned.

Green Beans Amandine | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | super quick, easy and delicious #sidedish. Healthy and low calorie, too. #greenbeans #glutenfree #vegan

Drain green beans once they test done with a fork. Place in casserole dish. Sprinkle with seasoned salt and lemon juice.

Green Beans Amandine | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | super quick, easy and delicious #sidedish. Healthy and low calorie, too. #greenbeans #glutenfree #vegan

Add sauteed almonds and stir to combine.

Green Beans Amandine | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | super quick, easy and delicious #sidedish. Healthy and low calorie, too. #greenbeans #glutenfree #vegan

If you need a quick and easy way to make green beans, this is it!

Green Beans Amandine | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | super quick, easy and delicious #sidedish. Healthy and low calorie, too. #greenbeans #glutenfree #vegan

Green Beans Amandine is a wonderful side dish for any entree.

Here’s the recipe.

GREEN BEANS AMANDINE

(Recipe from Taste of Home Annual Recipes Cookbook 1999)

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This quick and easy side dish makes green beans pop with flavor. Green Beans Amandine is healthy, low calorie, gluten free and vegan.
Green Beans Amandine | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Green Beans Amandine | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, bring beans and water to a boil; reduce heat to medium.
  2. Cover and cook beans for 10-15 minutes or until beans are fork tender; drain and set aside.
  3. In a medium skillet, saute almonds in olive or canola oil over low heat until lightly browned.
  4. Place green beans in serving bowl.
  5. Add sautéed almonds, lemon juice and seasoned salt and stir to combine.
  6. Serve.
Recipe Notes
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[b]Green Beans Amandine[/b]
Recipe Type: Side Dish/Veggie
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from [url href=”http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/green-beans-amandine” target=”_blank” title=”green beans amandine”]Taste of Home[/url]
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 6
This quick and easy side dish makes green beans pop with flavor. Green Beans Amandine is healthy, low calorie, gluten free and vegan.
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. fresh or frozen green beans, washed and tips removed, cut into 2-inch pieces or left whole
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds
  • 2 tbsp. olive or canola oil
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp. seasoned salt, optional
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, bring beans and water to a boil; reduce heat to medium.
  2. Cover and cook beans for 10-15 minutes or until beans are fork tender; drain and set aside.
  3. In a medium skillet, saute almonds in olive or canola oil over low heat until lightly browned.
  4. Place green beans in serving bowl.
  5. Add sautéed almonds, lemon juice and seasoned salt and stir to combine.
  6. Serve.
Green Beans Amandine | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | super quick, easy and delicious #sidedish. Healthy and low calorie, too. #greenbeans #glutenfree #vegan

I love the crunch addition of almonds to this dish.

Green Beans Amandine | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | super quick, easy and delicious #sidedish. Healthy and low calorie, too. #greenbeans #glutenfree #vegan

Green Beans Amandine is a great recipe to use when you want to use up fresh green beans from your garden.

Green Beans Amandine | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | super quick, easy and delicious #sidedish. Healthy and low calorie, too. #greenbeans #glutenfree #vegan

The seasoning salt and lemon juice, along with sauteed almonds provide a simple but delicious flavor to Green Beans Amandine. Plus, it’s healthy, low calorie, gluten free and vegan!

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Print Recipe
Green Beans Amandine BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
This quick and easy side dish makes green beans pop with flavor. Green Beans Amandine is healthy, low calorie, gluten free and vegan.
Green Beans Amandine | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Green Beans Amandine | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, bring beans and water to a boil; reduce heat to medium.
  2. Cover and cook beans for 10-15 minutes or until beans are fork tender; drain and set aside.
  3. In a medium skillet, saute almonds in olive or canola oil over low heat until lightly browned.
  4. Place green beans in serving bowl.
  5. Add sautéed almonds, lemon juice and seasoned salt and stir to combine.
  6. Serve.
Recipe Notes
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

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