Perfect pairing for your next meal
Green Beans Almondine is a healthy easy side of crisp-tender green beans coated in a simple sauce of butter, lemon juice, and toasted almonds.
Looking for a healthy and delicious side dish to make for your next meal?! BONUS it only takes 15 minutes to make AND has only 5 ingredients. WINNING! I made this for our Easter Feast and it was a hit all around. Everyone including the kiddos, loved it.
we have been having it as leftovers and the almonds do get a little soft, so I recommend reheating in a skillet and it tastes just like it did on Easter!
You may be asking what is Almondine?!
because when I saw it on pinterest, I had to google it. This is what I found. It is also known as “amadine” and is a sauce made of almonds cooked in butter, seasoned with salt, pepper and lemon juice. When cooking the almonds in the butter be sure to watch and make sure they do not burn (this can happen quickly if you are not careful.
Blanching the green beans
I had never done this before when cooking green beans. I have only ever done this when hard boiling eggs, but I am telling you it made them perfect and they were just the right amount of crispy and not mushy at all. I definitely don’t recommend skipping this step because you need to stop the cooking process after you boil them and then saute them.