At California Grown, we are passionate about promoting the exceptional produce that is grown right here in the Golden State. From juicy peaches to crisp apples, there is no shortage of delicious, fresh fruits and vegetables available in California. If you are looking for a classic dish that truly celebrates California’s agricultural heritage, you have to try our Lemon-Laced Green Bean Almondine.
Our California-inspired Green Bean Almondine with lemon zest, almond oil, and flaky chile salt is a taste sensation. The lemon zest adds a bright and tangy flavor to the dish, while the almond oil gives it a rich, nutty taste. The Boonville Barn flaky salt adds a touch of saltiness and crunch, making it a perfect finish to this dish. But you can add any flaky finishing salt your heart desires.
WHERE DID ALMONDINE ORIGINATE?
“Almondine” or “Amandine,” pronounced “ah-mahn-DEEN,” is a culinary term that has its roots in French cuisine. It refers to dishes that are adorned with sliced, slivered, or toasted almonds. Despite its origin in France, this technique has spread globally and is now a beloved addition to dishes in lots of different cuisines worldwide.
What makes California the best place to grow green beans?
California is known for its warm, sunny weather, and that’s great news for green bean growers. These hardy plants thrive in our state’s mild climates, producing tender, crisp pods that are packed with flavor. Whether you’re looking for a healthy side dish for dinner or a tasty snack to munch on, California’s green beans are the perfect choice.
1. Begin by rinsing the green beans under cold running water to remove any dirt or debris.
2. Next, snap off the stem end of each bean by gently bending it until it breaks. If you prefer, you can also use a knife to trim the stem end.
3. Finally, lay the green beans out on a clean kitchen towel or paper towel to air dry.
Heat almond oil.
Set the almonds aside and return the pan to the heat.
Add the prepped green beans to the same pan with the remaining almond oil.
Add thinly sliced garlic.
Mix the almonds back in and transfer to a serving platter to garnish.
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