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4.37 from 19 votes

Green Beans Almondine

This recipe for green beans almondine combines tender crisp green beans with caramelized shallots, toasted almonds and fresh parsley. It's a delicious side dish simple enough for a weeknight dinner, but fancy enough for a holiday meal!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: green beans almondine
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 fresh lemon juice
  • 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.
    A saucepan with toasted, slivered almonds.
  • 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.
    A saucepan with caramelized green onions.
  • 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.
    A saucepan with green beans almondine.
  • The oil and shallots will coat the beans. Add in chopped parsley and lemon juice. 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: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 601mg | Potassium: 347mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g