Green Beans Almondine WITH BACON (+Make Ahead Instructions)

WHY YOU’LL LOVE Green Bean Almondine Recipe

An elevated recipe!  Today’s Green Bean Almondine recipe is anything but bland and boring, it will have partakers losing their minds!  It’s elevated by crispy bacon that adds meaty texture in contrast to the crunchy almonds, sautéed shallots and garlic which add zingy, aromatic sweetness, and fresh lemon juice and zest that brighten and balance the dish.  You want to put your fork down!

BACON.  While you don’t have to add bacon, I have to underscore what a dizzyingly delicious addition it is.  The crispy, meaty, salty, bacon is the perfect foil for the garlicky green beans and crunchy toasted almonds.

Simple yet elegant.  This recipe is approachable, elegant, and ideal for holidays, company, or every day!   

Quick and easy to make.  Blanch the green beans while the bacon crisps up, toast the almonds, add the shallots and garlic, followed by the green beans, lemon juice and lemon zest – that’s it! 

Crisp tender green beans.  Forget those memories of soggy green beans!  These green beans are bright and perfectly tender thanks to a quick blanching in hot water then transferring to a water bath; the ideal crisp tenderness every time!  

Infinitely customizable. Omit the bacon, add your favorite herbs and seasonings, red pepper flakes, cheese, dried cranberries, etc.

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