Green Beans Almondine

green beans almondine



1 lb whole fresh green beans
2 cups chicken broth
2 tbsp butter
¼ cup raw sliced almonds
2 medium shallots
2 medium garlic cloves minced
Zest of one small lemon
2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
Kosher salt to taste
Fresh ground black pepper to taste


  • Bring the chicken broth or water to a boil in a pot
  • Add the green beans to the chicken broth and blanch for 6-7 minutes.  
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter over medium-low heat in a large skillet until it bubbles, add the sliced almonds and saute until golden brown.  
  • Reduce the heat to low then add the garlic and shallots and saute until tender and caramelized
  • Mix in the green beans and toss until evenly combined with the almonds.  Toss in the lemon zest and juice. 
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.