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Green Beans Amandine Recipe

Best Ever Green Beans with Almonds

  • Author: Stefanie Mullen


This tested and perfected fresh green beans recipe blanched then sauteed in olive oil and butter and topped off with a touch of garlic and toasted almonds is the perfect side dish all year round. 


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
    1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  1. Bring salt water to a boil.
  2. Drop in green beans and set a timer for 4 minutes.
  3. While green beans are boiling, get together a bowl 2 cups water and 1 cup of ice.
  4. Using a slotted spoon, remove beans and put in ice water.
  5. Set a timer for 4 minutes.
  6. Drain beans in a strainer.
  7. Use a towel to completely dry green beans.
  8. In a skillet, over medium heat add 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon butter.
  9. When butter has melted, add beans and cook until lightly browning (4 – 6 minutes).
  10. Add salt, pepper and garlic and cook for 1 minute, tossing continuously.
  11. Add almonds and toss for an additional 1 – 2 minutes.
  12. Turn off heat and using tongs place green beans on a plate for serving. Sprinkle remaining almonds from pan over the top and serve.