Green beans almondine is a classic French dish made with green beans and toasted almonds. They make a perfect side dish but are so good, they can also be served as a main.

The green beans are first blanched to soften them, then gently sauteed in butter and garlic.

The toasted almonds are added at the end for a crunchy contrast then topped with fried shallots for a hit of caramelised crisp.

This dish is simple but delicious, and it’s a great way to showcase fresh green beans. This version has the addition of crispy shallots and lemon zest.

If you’re looking for a more sophisticated take on green beans, green beans almondine is definitely worth trying.