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.

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  • 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

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