Super Simple Green Beans with Almonds

Posted on : November 9th, 2020

It’s Nutritious and Delicious!

Need a recipe that’s fast and easy? Want a healthy side dish for any meal or occasion? This recipe by A Beautiful Plate will satisfy both of those needs in only 20 minutes.  We use common ingredients you most likely have in your kitchen, and of course our Maisie Janes nuts, to whip up this crunchy, tangy, delicious companion.  We don’t know about you, but when life gets a little crazy, convenience is just the friend we are looking for. With the holiday season and entertaining upon us, don’t stress and read on.

Another bonus, this recipe keeps really well and is just as good the next day.

Total Cook Time: 20 minutes

Serves: about 4


  • 1lb French green beans
  • 2TBLS butter
  • 1/4 cup slivered or crushed almonds
  • 2 medium shallots
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Zest of a lemon
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Salt + pepper to taste


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Make sure to salt the water to add extra flavor to your beans.
  • Blanch the green beans for 4-5 minutes. They don’t need to be fully cooked because they are going into the skillet directly after.
  • In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium low heat until lightly bubbling. Add the sliced or crushed almonds, stirring frequently, for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Reduce the heat and add the shallots and garlic. Sauté until lightly caramelized, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Transfer the green beans to the skillet directly from the boiling water. Toss until beans are evenly covered and a bit more tender. Add lemon zest and lemon juice, toss again, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Maisie Jane’s California Sunshine Products, Inc. was founded on strong beliefs and passion for offering unique, flavorful, top-quality nut products. We embrace earth-friendly practices that start on our family-owned and operated orchards. We use organic farming practices and continue in the process by using all-natural ingredients with no preservatives or GMOs. We believe in honest, friendly and helpful customer relations at all levels. We take pride in every task, every day, with every person.