Green Beans with Toasted Almonds and Garlic Recipe

Green Beans with Toasted Almonds and Garlic Recipe. Image credit: Jessica Alberts

Green Beans with Toasted Almonds and Garlic, a side dish not worth skipping

A side dish of green beans that packs a zesty punch. Don’t miss out on these when they are served because they are yum!

Green Beans with Toasted Almonds and Garlic Recipe

Green Beans with Toasted Almonds and Garlic Recipe. Image credit: Jessica Alberts

Looking for inspiration for the perfect side dish? Instead of making the same simple green bean recipe, why not try this truly unique recipe for green beans.

Green beans are a delicious vegetable with a crunchy texture and full of nutrients. If you are wondering how to give these veggies a flavour upgrade, this recipe is inspired by a French classic dish called Beans Amandine.

This Amandine is traditionally made with toasted almonds cooked in butter and lemon juice. 

I have added garlic and chillies to give this dish an extra punch of flavour.

Green Beans with Toasted Almonds and Garlic

5 from 3 votes
Recipe by Jessica Alberts Course: SidesCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Total time

20

minutes

A side dish of green beans that packs a zesty punch. Don’t miss out on these when they are served because they are yum!

Ingredients

  • 800 grams green beans

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 1 chilli, sliced (optional)

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Method

  • Trim the ends of the green beans.
  • Cook green beans in a large pot of boiling salted water until for 5 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water.
  • Melt butter and olive oil in a large frying pan. Add almonds and cook, stirring occasionally. Cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes.
  • Remove the almonds from the pan. Add the sliced garlic and chilli (if using) and cook for a few minutes. Add green beans and lemon juice and stir to coat. Cook just until warmed through.
  • Transfer green beans to a plate. Sprinkle the almonds over and serve.

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