Green Bean Almondine Whole30 Paleo Primal Gourmet Easy Recipe Thanksgiving Side

Green Bean Almondine

Green Bean Almondine is a classic, French side dish that comes together in just 15 min. This Whole30 version requires minimum effort & yields maximum reward.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine French
Keyword green bean almondine, green beans, whole30
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 400 gr green beans rinsed, flat ends trimmed
  • 1 small shallot finely sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic finely sliced
  • 1/4 cup blanched, slivered almonds or sliced almonds
  • 1/2 tsp dried chili flakes optional
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp Extra Virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • kosher salt - to taste
  • flaky sea salt, such as Maldon - for finishing


  1. Fill 12" sauté pan or frying pan with water. Bring to a rapid boil, season with a heavy pinch of kosher salt, and add green beans. Blanch green beans 2-3 minutes or until slightly softened. Immediately transfer cooked green beans to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process and set the dark green colour. 

  2. Drain ice water and dry green beans thoroughly. Tip: a salad spinner works perfectly here. Set dried green beans aside.

  3. Drain the pan used to blanch the green beans and return to the stovetop. Lower heat to med-low and add EVOO, shallots and garlic. Gently sauté until golden (approx. 6 min).

  4. Add almonds and chili flakes. Toss to coat and cook an additional 1-2 minutes.

  5. Add drained green beans and toss to coat. Cook 2-3 minutes or until green beans are warmed through.

  6.  Turn off heat, add lemon juice and toss everything to coat. 

  7. Transfer to serving platter and finish with flakey sea salt. Serve immediately.