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

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


  • 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


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.


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!).


  • 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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