Green Beans Amandine
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!
Green Beans Amandine is the perfect side dish when you want to eat healthier.
Green Beans Amandine is a great option for Thanksgiving and other holiday meals.
I love how quick and easy this recipe is to make up.
Here’s what I did.
I used 5 ingredients, plus water.
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.
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.
Drain green beans once they test done with a fork. Place in casserole dish. Sprinkle with seasoned salt and lemon juice.
Add sauteed almonds and stir to combine.
If you need a quick and easy way to make green beans, this is it!
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)
- 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
- In a saucepan, bring beans and water to a boil; reduce heat to medium.
- Cover and cook beans for 10-15 minutes or until beans are fork tender; drain and set aside.
- In a medium skillet, saute almonds in olive or canola oil over low heat until lightly browned.
- Place green beans in serving bowl.
- Add sautéed almonds, lemon juice and seasoned salt and stir to combine.
I love the crunch addition of almonds to this dish.
Green Beans Amandine is a great recipe to use when you want to use up fresh green beans from your garden.
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!