Green Beans Amandine

Green Beans Amandine

Take a cue from the French with this easy, elegant recipe for green beans garnished with meltingly tender shallots and crunchy, toasted almonds. You can blanch the beans up to a day ahead, then store them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve them.

  • 6Servings


  • 1 1/2 lbs. fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 3 Tbs. salted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced shallots
  • 3 Tbs. toasted, sliced almonds


1  Blanch beans in large pot of boiling, salted water 4 to 6 minutes, or until bright green and just tender. Transfer to bowl of ice water to stop cooking, and drain once cold.

2  Melt butter in large skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add shallots, and cook 4 minutes, or until golden, stirring frequently. Add beans; cook 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through. Season with salt and pepper, then toss with almonds.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: per 1/2-cup serving
  • Calories: 133
  • Carbohydrate Content: 14 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 15 mg
  • Fat Content: 8 g
  • Fiber Content: 4 g
  • Protein Content: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 4 g
  • Sodium Content: 56 mg
  • Sugar Content: 7 g