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Easy Green Bean Almondine

fresh green beans on a platter with sautéed almonds, red onion, and garlic.

One of my favorite recipes for fresh green beans this easy green bean almondine is quick, crisp, and flavorful. Tender green beans, fragrant garlic, red onion, and lots of sliced almonds. Seasoned simply with salt, pepper, and fresh thyme. This dish makes a great side for weeknight dinner or holidays and gatherings.

prepped ingredients for easy green bean almondine

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Grocery List:

  • Fresh Green Beans
  • Olive Oil
  • Butter
  • Red Onion
  • Garlic
  • Slice or Slivered Almonds
  • Fresh Thyme
  • Salt
  • Pepper
up close of green bean almondine with sauce spooned over top

Sauté fragrant red onion, garlic, almonds, and thyme in butter and olive oil

Instructions for the easy green bean almondine:

Fill a large bowl with ice water, set aside. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add in the trimmed green beans. Boil for 3-4 minutes, the green beans will still be slightly crisp. Cook longer if you want them softer.

Immediately after cooking, transfer to the bowl of ice water. This shocks the beans so they stop cooking and stay bright green.

Heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, add in the butter and olive oil. Once hot add in the diced red onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes until soft and fragrant. Add in the minced garlic and almonds, sauté again for 1-2 minutes. Add in the cooked green beans, sauté together for another couple minutes. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and fresh thyme.

Serve the green beans spooning over any of the excess almond mixture, enjoy immediately!

Easy Green Bean Almondine

5 from 1 vote
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: Almondine, Easy Side Dishes, Green Beans
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Author: The Hearty Life
Cost: $
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Ingredients: 

  • 2 lbs. Fresh green beans, cleaned and ends trimmed
  • 4 tbsp Unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Small red onion, finely diced
  • 2-3 Cloves garlics, minced
  • 2/3 cup Sliced or slivered almonds
  • Fresh thyme, optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • Fill a large bowl with ice water, set aside. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add in the trimmed green beans. Boil for 3-4 minutes, the green beans will still be slightly crisp. Cook longer if you want them softer.
  • Immediately after cooking, transfer to the bowl of ice water. This shocks the beans so they stop cooking and stay bright green.
  • Heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, add in the butter and olive oil. Once hot add in the diced red onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes until soft and fragrant. Add in the minced garlic and almonds, sauté again for 1-2 minutes. Add in the cooked green beans, sauté together for another couple minutes. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and fresh thyme.
  • Serve the green beans spooning over any of the excess almond mixture, enjoy immediately!

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