Lemon Green Beans Amandine – an easy and delicious vegetable side dish!
I hate coming up with new side dishes at dinnertime. I tend to make the same things over and over. I’m guilty of just steaming a veggie and calling it a day. But these green beans are not your typical side dish.
Foodie question: have you heard of/had green beans amandine? Amandine just means that a dish is garnished with almonds. I am a HUGE almond fan. I love adding them to just about everything – from oatmeal for breakfast to salmon at dinner. Everything is better with almonds!
We just moved into a new house a few months ago and we have a lemon tree in our new backyard – YAY! I have lemons coming out of my eyeballs now.
A little lemon zest and some lemon juice brings the best flavor out in these green beans. It gives them a zippy lemony flavor that makes this side dish something special. You need this side dish on your holiday table!
- 16- oz 1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed
- 4 Tbsp. sliced almonds
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 2 tsp. lemon juice
- zest from one lemon
- Cook trimmed green beans in boiling water for 10-15 minutes, or until crisp-tender.
- While beans are cooking, melt butter over medium heat and add in almonds. Stir until almonds are golden brown. Pull off heat and stir in salt, pepper, lemon juice and lemon zest. Stir to blend.
- Drain cooked beans well and toss in almond mixture. Serve alongside your favorite main dish. Enjoy!
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This recipe was originally posted on Lil Luna on October 25, 2014
Andi @ The Weary Chef says
I make a lot of plain veggies too, but next time I’m going to dress up my green beans like this. They look delicious and perfect for Thanksgiving or a weeknight!
Thanks Andi!! xoxo!!
I’m guilty of simply steaming veggies too! You know I was just talking to someone yesterday about how I hate green bean casserole; that I would much rather have green beans with almonds and lemon instead! I love this.
Hello….. just wanted to let you know that this dish is called green beans “almondine”, Not amandine….. unless of course your name were to be amanda. LOL! You see it is called almondine because of the almonds used.
LOL Alan! This is true but Almondine is typically used in the US and Amandine describes dishes cooked with almonds in European countries. It’s the same thing! Green Beans with Almonds! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Yummy Healthy Easy!