Green Bean Almondine

This lightened-up version of green bean almondine replaces excessive butter with toasted almonds and a touch of lemon zest, resulting in a healthier and still delightful side dish.


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Steam or blanch the green beans until they are tender-crisp, about 3-4 minutes. Then, drain and set aside.
  2. In the plate of Ventray Grill, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Add the slivered almonds and toast them until they become golden brown, stirring frequently.
  4. Toss in the cooked green beans, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Sauté for a few minutes until everything is well combined.
  5. Serve.

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