Sautéed Green Beans with Lemon and Almonds

Just 5 minutes to make this tasty side dish full of buttery, lemony goodness and extra crunch from Almonds!

Just 5 minutes to make this tasty side dish full of buttery, lemony goodness and extra crunch from Almonds! Sautéed Green Beans with Lemon and Almonds
I am grateful that my kids love to eat vegetables or at least are willing to try new vegetable dishes which is why I try to look for new recipes so they don’t get tired of the same old fare. The other day I got some haricots verts instead of the usual green beans. Haricots verts are also called French green beans – they look like the regular green beans but with thinner edible pods and smaller seeds. Nonetheless, despite seeming smaller than their bigger green bean cousins – they are more intense in flavor and taste. Well, at least according to my taste buds!! 🙂

Just 5 minutes to make this tasty side dish full of buttery, lemony goodness and extra crunch from Almonds! Sautéed Green Beans with Lemon and Almonds

Initially, I wanted to cook this the way I usually make my asparagus – sauteed with butter and garlic and then topped with parmesan cheese. Here’s the recipe for Sauteed Asparagus with Parmesan if you wish to try that.

But since, we’ve had that a few times already I decided I should try a new recipe. Now I found this recipe for Haricort Verts on a card on the plastic it was wrapped in. Upon reading, I thought it sounded really tasty and quite quick to cook with hardly any prep as the beans came in already pre-washed and ready to cook. Jackpot! I simply tweaked it a little bit and made do with the ingredients I had but it still all worked well. How do I know that? Well, my kids who are aversed to any dish with nuts finished their share and with no complaints at all. They truly loved the buttery lemony flavor that the beans absorbed as they cooked. As for me, I found its fresh flavors to be quite addictive so much so I didn’t eat anything with it – it was my entire dinner!! It was that good!

You can certainly make this with regular beans – simply increase the cooking time perhaps by another couple of minutes than the usual 2 minutes here. Yes, it all cooks in 5 minutes or perhaps even less if you hardly wish to cook the beans and eat them all crunchy and yummy! Easy peasy deliciousness for sure! Make it soon!

Just 5 minutes to make this tasty side dish full of buttery, lemony goodness and extra crunch from Almonds! Sautéed Green Beans with Lemon and Almonds

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Sautéed Green Beans with Lemon and Almonds

By: Manila Spoon
Published: 04/19/2017

Just 5 minutes to make this tasty side dish full of buttery, lemony goodness and extra crunch from Almonds!



  • 1 Tablespoon Olive oil
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 pound French (Haricots Verts) or regular Green Beans
  • Juice of half a Lemon or to taste
  • 1/2 cup sliced or slivered Almonds
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste


  1. Heat a large pan or skillet. When hot (but not smoking) add the olive oil and melt the butter in it. Add the green beans and quickly saute or stir-fry.
  2. Adjust heat to medium and cover the the pan to allow the green beans to cook until tender-crisp about 2 minutes (or slightly longer if using regular green beans).
  3. Uncover and give it a quick stir. Squeeze fresh lemon juice and add the almonds. Season with salt and pepper and give it a final stir. Serve immediately!! This is truly so delicious!!

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 05 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 05 mins.
Total time: 10 mins.
Tags: Green Beans, Haricort Verts, Easy Recipe. Gluten-free, Low-carb, Paleo, Side Dish



  1. April 20, 2017 / 1:39 pm

    I can never get enough green been recipes. This looks delicious!!

  2. April 21, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    I love the addition of almonds in these green beans. I'm always looking for new ways to prepare them. Will have to give this a try 🙂

  3. April 21, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    Green beans are amazing as a side – love the lemon, love the almond!! YUM!! I'm totally making it.

  4. April 22, 2017 / 5:20 am

    You always have so many good recipes and this is no exception those green beans look amazing!

  5. April 22, 2017 / 5:42 am

    I'm always looking for new ways to dress up veggie side dishes, like green beans. This looks like a great flavor & texture combo!

  6. April 22, 2017 / 12:46 pm

    Oh wow.. I make sauteed green bean a lot but never thought of adding nuts.. I love the sounds of having some crispy almonds. Looks so good.

  7. April 22, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    I like sauteed green beans. but I never made like this combination, lemon and green beans sounds good together.

  8. April 22, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    After Easter overloading with meat and sweets, this green deliciousness is more than welcomed. Love the fact that this meal is so easy to prepare and in just 5 minutes. Crazy GOOD! I'm putting this into my next week meal planner for sure 😉

  9. April 23, 2017 / 1:23 pm

    This is a great side dish for so many dinners. Love the crunch from the almonds. Perfect to feed a crowd too. The lemon would add such nice brightness to the flavour profile too.

  10. April 23, 2017 / 3:17 pm

    We always cook green beans in Indian style this one with lemon and crunch almonds is taker recioe

  11. April 23, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    I think green beans demand almonds. I believe they feel neglected if you don't include that nut. And lemon?? Is there anything that isn't improved by the addition of lemon. Great recipe. I bet your kids loved it!!

  12. April 23, 2017 / 11:22 pm

    I make sauteed green beans with coconut and spices your version of lemon and almond will be nice. And the best part is only 5 minutes. I am going to give it try.

  13. April 24, 2017 / 3:09 am

    This sounds flavorful. I've never had green beans with lemon before. Hubby loves almonds and I'm thinking he'd enjoy this.

  14. April 24, 2017 / 4:02 am

    I always make asparagus as a side and it is one of our favorite. I have never made green beans this way before and I should try it sometime. love the almonds in the recipe.

  15. April 24, 2017 / 4:49 am

    The beans look so delicious and would make such a great side dish. Love the lemony flavor and the almonds would add so much crunch.

  16. April 24, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    Green beans are one of my favorite vegetables. I love the simple additions that really make these special!

  17. April 24, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    This is a wonderful recipe, and it is a great way to prepare green beans. It's easy and it's full of flavor.

  18. April 25, 2017 / 1:05 am

    I just bought french green beans to see the difference! thanks for the recipe!

  19. April 26, 2017 / 2:25 am

    I have a tonne of green beans leftover from a potluck with weekend and I had no idea what to do with them. Thanks for the inspo!

  20. Frank Mayor
    December 25, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    This is my favorite vegetable dish, much better than any green bean casserole I’ve tried.

    • abigail
      December 25, 2017 / 10:08 pm

      I fully agree. So delicious and super easy to make. Thanks!

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