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GREEN BEANS ALMONDINE (OR AMANDINE)

Green Beans Almondine – Take plain green beans to the next level with this simple and delicious, vegan Green Beans Amandine recipe featuring tender string beans, buttery toasted almonds and squeeze of lemon!

top down view of healthy, vegan green beans almondine on a serving platter.

Green Bean Almondine is a classic French green bean recipe with buttery pan-fried almonds and served as a side dish. Almondine (also known as amandine) is a culinary term meaning a garnish of almonds.

This colorful, crowd-pleasing side is perfect for both casual and elegant dining. It’s simple, but flavorful, and comes together quickly using one pan.

I completely enjoyed everything about this recipe – the simplicity, color, flavor and textures were perfect. I even added a few extra almonds because they are just so delicious!

It’s a terrific vegan side dish for the holidays and I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

top down view of ingredients needed to make easy green beans almondine recipe.

Ingredients You’ll Need

With only a few simple ingredients, use the freshest possible for the best flavor! And as always, adjust the amounts to suit your tastes and needs.

Here is everything you will need, including ingredient variations and recommendations:

  • French Green Beans – Haricots verts are are long and slender with a slightly more intense flavor than American green beans. If you can’t find fresh or frozen French green beans use the regular variety at your local grocery store.
  • Almonds – Look for raw almonds, either slivered or flaked.
  • Vegan Butter – I recommend Miyoko’s, it’s the BEST and adds so much flavor to the almonds! Feel free to use a good olive oil in place of butter (a garlic olive oil would be nice here too).
  • Lemon – Lemon adds brightness and sharpens the flavors. It’s the perfect finishing touch. Use however much you like.
  • Garlic – As an option, add a few cloves of garlic to the water while cooking the green beans for an infused garlic flavor.

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How To Make Green Beans Almondine

It’s one of the simplest stovetop recipes and ready in 20 minutes.

  • Steam the green beans. Use your preferred method. I cooked mine in a little water on the stovetop, once the water came to a boil, it only took about 4 minutes to cook, transfer to serving tray or casserole. They will turn a nice bright green when done (above left).
  • Toast the almonds. Using the same pot, simply melt the butter, add the almonds and cook until golden, stirring often.
  • Assemble green beans almondine. Spoon the almonds over top the green beans (shown below), add a sprinkle of salt and squeeze of lemon. You can also toss the green beans and almonds together in a serving dish, but I prefer the layered presentation. Plus, it’s easier to serve, ensuring the almonds are distributed evenly.

And that’s it, a beautifully healthy and easy recipe I hope you’ll enjoy often!

side angle view showing the process of adding almondine to green beans.

How Long Do Leftovers Keep?

  • Refrigerator: Leftovers will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 3 – 4 days, in a covered container.
  • Freezer: To store green bean almondine in the freezer, let cool completely and store in freezer safe containers for up to 2 – 3 months. Let thaw before reheating.

How To Reheat Green Beans Amandine

  • Oven: Warm leftovers in the oven at 350, uncovered, for 15 – 20 minutes.
  • Stovetop: Heat quickly over medium-low until warmed through, adding 1 – 2 tablespoons of water if needed.
  • Microwave: Or reheat in the microwave using 30 second intervals, stirring between, until warm.

Can You Make Green Bean Almondine Ahead?

Yes! Make the recipe as directed and keep in the refrigerator until ready to use. Simply reheat on the stovetop over medium low heat until warmed through as directed above.

What To Serve With Green Bean Almondine?

Here’s a few main and side dish ideas to go along with this easy green bean recipe:

top down view of healthy, vegan green beans almondine on a serving platter.

If you try this green beans amandine recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.

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GREEN BEANS ALMONDINE (AMANDINE)

This classic french green almondine recipe with toasted almonds and lemon makes an easy side that’s healthy and delicious!

  • Author: Julie | The Simple Veganista
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 - 6 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Stovetop, Blanch, Toast
  • Cuisine: French
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 12 oz french green beans (regular green beans ok too)
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter (I recommend Miyoko’s)
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 12 lemons, juice of
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

Green Beans: Add 1 – 2 cups of water and generous pinch of salt to a heavy bottom pot, add green beans and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook, uncovered, until green beans brighten in color, about 4 – 5 minutes. Transfer green beans to a serving tray or casserole. Cover to keep warm.

Almonds: Using the same pot, melt the butter, add the almonds and cook until golden, stirring often, about 5 – 6 minutes.

Assemble: Spoon the almonds over top the green beans, add a sprinkle of salt and squeeze of lemon. Alternately, toss the ingredients together in a serving bowl, instead of layering.

Serves 4 – 6

Store: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 – 4 days, in a covered container. To keep longer, store in the freezer for up to 2 – 3 months. Let thaw before reheating.

Notes

Add a few whole cloves of garlic to the water when steaming the green beans for an infused garlic flavor. Or add a few cloves while toasting the almonds, adding them to the serving dish if you like.

Feel to use 3/4 – 1 cup of almonds for a fuller presentation (and just because they are delicious!).

Reheat:

  • Oven: Warm leftovers in the oven at 350, uncovered, for 15 – 20 minutes.
  • Stovetop: Heat quickly over medium-low until warmed through, adding 1 – 2 tablespoons of water as needed.
  • Microwave: Or reheat in the microwave using 30 second intervals, stirring between, until warm.

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2 Comments

  1. Stephanie says:

    I already have all of these ingredients and was planning this dish for Thanksgiving! I love your presentation so will definitely do that. I would like to make ahead, and can microwave them, but if I reheat on the stove, you must do it in water, right? Same as when cooking, just a little? Or put in boiling water til heated?

    1. Julie | The Simple Veganista says:

      Great question Stephanie! It would be smart to add 1 – 2 tablespoons of water to the pan when heating on the stove. I’ve updated the recipe and also included an oven method that you may prefer. Thanks so for the comment! Enjoy your holidays! Cheers :)

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