Green Beans Almondine


Tender crisp green beans tossed with caramelized shallots, sliced almonds and fresh parsley. This delicious side dish pairs well with just about any main dish.

Green beans with shallots and almonds in a white serving bowl.

Remember when I said that this week was Thanksgiving inspiration week? I wasn’t kidding!! Yesterday I gave you a delicious lentil loaf and today I’m sharing my green beans almondine with caramelized shallots and almond slices.

This bright side dish is so easy and incredibly flavorful. The beans are quickly cooked so they’re still crisp and fresh tasting but have a nice coating of olive oil, a light sweetness from the caramelized shallots and a pop of flavor from the fresh parsley.

Add some green to your holiday table with this flavorful recipe for tender crisp green beans tossed with caramelized shallots, toasted almonds and fresh parsley. #vegan #glutenfree #paleo

What is Green Beans Almondine?

Almondine is the French word for almonds so green beans almondine is just a fancy way of saying green beans and almonds!

Add some green to your holiday table with this flavorful recipe for tender crisp green beans tossed with caramelized shallots, toasted almonds and fresh parsley. #vegan #glutenfree #paleo

I honestly liked these beans so much I ate the whole pound in two days without sharing. I think Isaac may have gotten one bean, but that’s it. Oops. Guess I’ll just need to make another batch!

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Green Beans Almondine

5 from 5 votes
Add a little green to your menu with this flavorful recipe for tender crisp green beans tossed with caramelized shallots, sliced almonds and fresh parsley.
A serving platter of green beans almondine.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 shallot bulb, about 5-6 cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • sea salt, to taste
  • fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons toasted almond slices


  • Heat a large dry skillet over medium heat, add almond slices and cook until toasted, about 5-6 minutes or until almonds are golden. Remove almonds from skillet and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add olive oil and heat over high heat until melted. Add in shallot slices, turn heat down to medium-low. Cover the skillet with a lid and cook shallots until caramelized, stirring frequently throughout the cooking process. This should take about 15 minutes and the shallots should turn golden brown in color.
  • Meanwhile, cook the green beans by bringing a saucepan of water with a pinch of sea salt to a boil. Once water is boiling, add in green beans and cook for about 3-4 minutes or until the beans are bight green in color and tender crisp.
  • Drain and transfer the beans into the skillet with the caramelized shallots. Toss to combine.
  • The oil and shallots will coat the beans. Add in chopped parsley and apple cider vinegar. Season with sea salt and pepper. Heat for another 3-4 minutes or until beans are warm. Transfer beans to a large dish or platter, top with toasted almonds and serve.


Serving: 4oz. Calories: 92kcal Carbohydrates: 10g Protein: 3g Fat: 5g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 2g
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: green beans almondine


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    1. Karen Bearden
      August 15, 2021 AT 4:50 pm

      5 stars
      Making these again for a family gathering they were so popular last time!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 16, 2021 AT 10:38 am

        Ah yay! So glad to hear this recipe was a hit, Karen! Thanks so much for the review and star rating :).

    2. Kellie
      November 4, 2016 AT 4:45 pm

      5 stars
      I’m going to a early Friendsgiving and I’m supposed to bring the green beans. These look delicious. Any suggestions about how I can cook them ahead and reheat them there without losing flavor and crispness?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 5, 2016 AT 9:40 am

        I would just cook them as the recipe suggests and then reheat them in a skillet for a few minutes right before serving. Have a great Friendsgiving!

        1. Katherine Gallagher
          November 22, 2020 AT 12:53 pm

          Due to covid I am dropping Thanksgiving dinner at my in-laws door in Tupperware. I want to make these for them, but worried about them being soggy. Does what you say above still apply? Or any other suggestions. Just double checking. You for posting! Sounds delicious.

          1. Brittany Mullins
            November 22, 2020 AT 6:25 pm

            Hey Katherine – Yes, these should be fine with the above instructions. I would probably just cook them for 3 minutes so they are nice and crisp and less likely to get soggy. Let me know how they turn out!!

        2. Kellie
          November 5, 2016 AT 3:41 pm

          Thanks, Brittany. =)

    3. Heidi @ Food Doodles
      November 12, 2015 AT 1:14 pm

      Yum! These green beans look perfect! So nice and bright green. And I love the flavors you’ve added! 🙂

    4. athleticavocado
      November 12, 2015 AT 7:14 am

      these green beans look mouthwatering! Perfect for thanksgiving, or anyday 🙂

    5. Nikki R.
      November 10, 2015 AT 8:41 pm

      Mmm, I’ve got a heap of green beans that I’ve been avoiding due to lack of creativity. These look tasty!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 10, 2015 AT 11:24 pm

        It was meant to be! You gotta try this recipe. 🙂

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