Green Beans with Garlic Almonds

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

A quick, tasty recipe. The almonds pick up a mild garlic flavor. This is really good with super fresh, right out of the garden, green beans!


  1. Heat 3 qts of water to boil in a large saucepan; add beans; cook uncovered until crisp-tender, 6-8 minutes.
  2. Drain; rinse under cold water to stop the cooking.
  3. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat; add garlic, cook, stirring often, until soft, about 2 minutes; stir in almonds; cook until almonds are light brown, about 2 minutes (watch carefully).
  4. Stir in beans, lemon juice, and salt to taste; cook, stirring often, just until hot.
Most Helpful

This recipe is simple to make, and the flavor is fantastic! We made it for 15 people on Easter and everyone loved it--even the kids! Thanks Hey Jude.

Paula Ehler April 13, 2004

WoW this recipe is awesome!! Definite keeper in this house! I only used a tablespoon of lemon juice instead of the 2. Thanks for a great recipe Hey Jude ; )

RecipeNut February 28, 2004

My husband made it as written, except he added a chicken bouillon cube to the water for added flavor. Our daughter liked it -- my husband and I thought the garlic flavor overwhelmed the almonds. Next time, we would try putting the garlic in the water to cook the beans and saute the almonds separately.

Peprich December 26, 2007