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Green Beans Almondine Ina Garten

green beans almondine Ina Garten is a simple yet elegant side dish made with green beans, garlic, and buttery, toasted almonds. It’s made in one skillet and ready in approximately 20 minutes. A lovely and delectable complement to any dinner, festive or otherwise!

This article has a wealth of information to assist you in creating the most delectable green beans almondine dish ever.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • Almondine Green Beans Ina Garten’s recipes are both tasty and surprisingly simple to prepare.
  • This meal, unlike green bean casserole, does not require the use of an oven. This is simple to prepare on the stovetop while your turkey or pumpkin pie bakes in the oven.
  • Even the pickiest diners want seconds of this vegetable side dish.
  • This is a fast Ina Garten recipe! Green beans may be on the table in 15 minutes if they are prepared and ready to cook.
  • They produce delicious Thanksgiving green beans that everyone will enjoy.
  • Many recipes call for blanching the green beans first, but I’m all about saving time and dishes with my simpler and, dare I say, better version of Green Bean Almondine.

What Is Almondine?

Beans (green) Almondine is a traditional French meal made of green beans with almonds. An almond garnish is known as an almondine (or amandine) in the culinary world.

Amandine, often spelled almondine, is a culinary phrase referring to an almond garnish. This type of dish is often prepared with butter and spices, then topped with whole or flakes, toasted almonds. In American cookbooks, the name is frequently spelt almondine.

Green Beans Almondine Ina Garten
Green Beans Almondine Ina Garten

Ingredients That You’ll Need:

I hope this short list of ingredients entices you to give this dish a try soon! As always, the entire printable recipe can be found at the bottom of this page on the recipe card. Let’s take a quick look at everything you’ll need for this Ina Garten recipe:

  • Unsalted butter: aids in the toasting of the almonds and lends a delicious taste to the meal.
  • sliced almonds: you may also use slivered almonds, but I prefer the color from the skins of sliced almonds.
  • Extra virgin olive oil: gives taste to the green beans.
  • Green beans: They should be washed and cut, and spend a few minutes to go through the beans and eliminate any that aren’t firm and fresh.
  • Fresh lemon juice: improves the flavor and helps the green beans get that gorgeous brilliant color.  
  • Sea salt: For taste, use sea salt or kosher salt.
  • Garlic: I use roughly 3 cloves of garlic. You want to mince it as finely as possible. A garlic press is ideal for this task.

Can I skip blanching the green beans? 

While you may skip this step, I don’t encourage it since you’ll lose out on a chance to season the green beans with the salted water and maintain the green beans’ wonderful texture.

Green Beans Almondine Ina Garten
Green Beans Almondine Ina Garten

How To Make Ina Garten Green Beans Almondine?

  1. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. 
  2. CooIn a large skillet or sauce pan with a cover, melt one tablespoon butter over medium heat. 
  3. Toast the sliced almonds, tossing regularly, for 4 to 5 minutes, until golden brown and aromatic. Remove the pan from the heat and set it aside.
  4. Clean the skillet with a paper towel and then pour in one tablespoon of olive oil. Toss together the green beans, water, salt, and lemon juice.
  5. Cook, covered, for 7 to 9 minutes, or until green beans are brilliant green and tender, stirring occasionally.
  6. Remove the lid and heat until all of the liquid has evaporated.
  7. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining tablespoon of butter and the minced garlic. Sauté for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the garlic smells good.
  8. Stir in the toasted almonds, season to taste, and serve immediately.

Recipe Tips

  • If you’re wondering if you can use frozen green beans in this recipe, the answer is yes. You may cook them right from the freezer or let them defrost overnight in the refrigerator. If you’re cooking from frozen, add a few minutes to the cooking time. Before proceeding, check the green beans to ensure they are crisp-tender.
  • When you pour the roasted almonds back in, consider adding some finely chopped, cooked bacon. They provide a lot of delicious, saltiness to the meal, which complements the fresh flavors of green beans, almonds, and garlic so beautifully.
  • Cooking time should be reduced by 1-2 minutes since they will cook faster.
  • Before blanching, season the water with salt. This aids in the boiling process as well as seasoning the green beans. I usually use around 1-2 tablespoons of salt.
  • Serve right away. Green beans almondine are best served immediately after they have been removed from the heat.

Recipe Variations

I enjoy this Ina Garten dish as is, but I occasionally add other ingredients that I have on hand to give my green beans more flavor.

  • Bacon: At the end, stir in 1/3 cup cooked, crumbled bacon.
  • Mushrooms: Saute sliced mushrooms and shallots together before adding the green beans.
  • Parmesan: Just before serving, sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  • Breadcrumbs: When toasting the almonds, add 1/4 cup Italian or panko style breadcrumbs.
Green Beans Almondine Ina Garten
Green Beans Almondine Ina Garten

What To Serve With Ina Garten Green Beans Almondine?

I like To Serve This Ina Garten Green Beans Almondine as a side dish here are some serving ideas:

How To Store Ina Garten Green Beans Almondine?

In The Fridge:

Green Beans by Ina Garten If wrapped loosely with foil or plastic wrap, almondine may be kept in the fridge for 2 to 3 days. We recommend waiting until you’re ready to serve your Peach Tart for the best presentation and to keep everything fresh.

In The Freezer:

This Ina Garten dish may be frozen for up to 3 months in an airtight, freezer-safe container. Before transferring to a container, allow it to cool fully.

How To Reheat Ina Garten Green Beans Almondine?

I find that reheating in a nonstick skillet over medium heat works best. To assist in reconstituting the sauce, I add a little additional butter to the pan before adding the Ina Garten Green Beans Almondine. The beans won’t be as crisp as they were the first time you cooked them, but they’ll still be delicious!

 FAQ Section

Can I make this ahead of time?

I understand that while preparing a large Thanksgiving feast, you want to assist yourself as much as possible and do tasks the day before. Green beans may be blanched the day before, and almonds can be cooked ahead of time. When ready to serve, begin with cooking the shallots and continue with the rest of the dish from there.

Can I add garlic?

Yes, you may add a minced garlic clove or two to the shallots while they’re cooking if you like garlic green beans.

Can I Make This Recipe With Regular Green Beans?

Yes! Although I love the texture of the smaller French green beans, standard green beans can be substituted if that’s all you have on hand. Increase the blanching time to about 4 minutes, or until the green beans are soft but still crisp, instead of 2-2.5 minutes in the first stage.

Is It Green Beans Almondine Or Amandine?

This identical recipe is written in two different ways, and both are theoretically accurate. The dish is simply known as Amandine in French.

Green Beans Almondine Ina Garten
Green Beans Almondine Ina Garten

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Ina Garten Green Beans Almondine Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 290
  • Total Fat 26g
  • Saturated Fat 9g
  • Cholesterol 4.5mg
  • Sodium 180mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 11g
  • Dietary Fiber 4g
  • Sugars 4g
  • Protein 5g

Nutrition Facts Source: Source

Green Beans Almondine Ina Garten

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 5 minutesCook time: 20 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 25 minutesServings:6 servingsCalories:290 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

green beans almondine Ina Garten is a simple yet elegant side dish made with green beans, garlic, and buttery, toasted almonds. It’s made in one skillet and ready in approximately 20 minutes. A lovely and delectable complement to any dinner, festive or otherwise!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet or sauce pan with a cover, melt one tablespoon butter over medium heat. 
  2. Toast the sliced almonds, tossing regularly, for 4 to 5 minutes, until golden brown and aromatic. Remove the pan from the heat and set it aside.
  3. Clean the skillet with a paper towel and then pour in one tablespoon of olive oil.
  4. Toss together the green beans, water, salt, and lemon juice.
  5. Cook, covered, for 7 to 9 minutes, or until green beans are brilliant green and tender, stirring occasionally.
  6. Remove the lid and heat until all of the liquid has evaporated.
  7. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining tablespoon of butter and the minced garlic. Sauté for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the garlic smells good.
  8. Stir in the toasted almonds, season to taste, and serve immediately.

Notes

  • If you’re wondering if you can use frozen green beans in this recipe, the answer is yes. You may cook them right from the freezer or let them defrost overnight in the refrigerator. If you’re cooking from frozen, add a few minutes to the cooking time. Before proceeding, check the green beans to ensure they are crisp-tender.
  • When you pour the roasted almonds back in, consider adding some finely chopped, cooked bacon. They provide a lot of delicious, saltiness to the meal, which complements the fresh flavors of green beans, almonds, and garlic so beautifully.
  • Cooking time should be reduced by 1-2 minutes since they will cook faster.
  • Before blanching, season the water with salt. This aids in the boiling process as well as seasoning the green beans. I usually use around 1-2 tablespoons of salt.
  • Serve right away. Green beans almondine are best served immediately after they have been removed from the heat.
  • Recipe Variations
  • Bacon: At the end, stir in 1/3 cup cooked, crumbled bacon.
  • Mushrooms: Saute sliced mushrooms and shallots together before adding the green beans.
  • Parmesan: Just before serving, sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  • Breadcrumbs: When toasting the almonds, add 1/4 cup Italian or panko style breadcrumbs.
Nutrition Facts

Servings 6


Amount Per Serving
Calories 290
Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Trans Fat 4.5g
Cholesterol 25mg9%
Sodium 180mg8%
Total Carbohydrate 11g4%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 5g10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.