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Green Beans Almondine

Absolutely fabulous and so darn easy! A classic French dish of sautéed greens beans and garlic, toasted almonds and a squeeze of lemon. It's bright, citrusy and nutty for a healthy side dish. (Far too delicious for how quickly it comes together!)
Course Side Dish
Cuisine dairy-free, French, gluten-free, grain-free, refined-sugar free, soy-free, vegan
Diet Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 220kcal


  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 shallots finely chopped
  • 1 lb green beans trimmed
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt finely ground
  • pinch pepper
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


  • In a small skillet over medium heat, toast the almonds, stirring often, until fragrant and golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. (Keep a close watch on the almonds, as they can quickly go from lightly brown to burnt.) Set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet (preferably cast-iron) over medium heat. Add the garlic and shallots and cook, stirring frequently, until the shallots are softened, 2 to 4 minutes.
  • Increase the heat to high and add the green beans, salt, and pepper. Sauté the green beans until al dente, 5 to 7 minutes. Pour in the lemon juice, and sprinkle with the toasted almonds and lemon zest.Toss to combine. Serve hot.



Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 300mg | Potassium: 396mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 784IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 2mg