CSA Week 8: Green Beans Almondine

Green Beans Almondine

Is it almondine or amandine? I am never sure.

Either way, I am so convinced that this is the only good way to eat green beans. Lightly steamed and combined with toasty almonds and brown butter? Heck yes!

CSA BeansThis recipe is so easy to make!

Start by trimming and cutting the green beans into 2″ pieces.

Steamy!Set the green beans in a large sauté pan with ½ cup water. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, then immediately uncover and remove them from the heat.

Toasty, Buttery AlmondsAs the beans cook, toast the slivered almonds in butter. I used salted butter, because who wants to be persnickety with a quickie side dish? The butter got nice and foamy…and it browned along with the nuts! So delicious.

CompleteStir the nuts and butter into the green beans along with a squirt of lemon juice. Tadaaaa! You’re done. Best green beans ever.

Green Beans Almondine

lightly adapted from Taste of Home
serves 4

1 lb. green beans, trimmed and cut into 2″ segments
½ cup water
½ cup slivered almonds
2 tbsp. butter
splash of lemon juice

Place the green beans in a large saucepan with the water. Cover and cook over medium-high heat for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, toast the almonds in the butter over low heat, stirring constantly. When the almonds turn brown, immediately remove them from the heat.
Uncover the beans and stir in the almonds and lemon juice. Toss well to combine.
Serve warm.


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