Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots – LaoudIt Recipe

Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots

Green beans with caramelized shallots is a really delicious and easy to prepare side dish recipe.

green beans with caramelized shallots

This Green Bean with Caramelized Shallot recipe can best be described as fresh cooked green beans with the addition of caramelized onions and fresh thyme. It’s a great side dish to serve with a holiday dinner, but it’s also totally delicious to serve with a regular weekday meal. We love it!

If you’re a fan of caramelized onions, you’ll love caramelized shallots just as much. Shallots are a bit sweeter and sweeter than yellow or white onions. They go very well with green beans.

green beans in a bowl

Ingredients needed:

  • fresh green beans
  • shallots
  • butter
  • olive oil
  • fresh thyme

How to find good green beans:

Look for firm, crunchy green beans. Avoid green beans with bruises or discolorations. Good beans easily break in half when fresh.

Jar of boiling green beans and green beans in ice water

How to make green beans with caramelized shallots:

Boil the fresh green beans in a pot of salted water. Boil until tender – about 6 minutes. Drain the green beans then transfer them to a bowl of ice water. This will cool them down and immediately stop the cooking process. Drain again and reserve the green beans.

shallots chopped on board and caramelized shallots in the pan

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the butter and olive oil. Add the shallots and sauté for 1 minute. Reduce the heat to low and sauté until the shallots are golden and tender. Sprinkle with fresh thyme, salt and pepper.

bowl of green beans with caramelized shallots

Add the cooked green beans to the pan and toss to combine with the caramelized shallots. Add a little more salt and pepper, as desired.

bowl of green beans with caramelized shallots

Tip for getting ahead:

Cook the green beans in advance. Wrap them in absorbent paper and seal them in a large zipped bag. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. On the day of service, prepare the caramelized onions and add the cooked green beans to heat.

bowl of green beans with caramelized shallots

This green bean side dish recipe with caramelized shallots is likely to become your new favorite. It’s so delicious served with a balsamic rosemary pork tenderloin and I love making this recipe every time I serve my slow cooker cider ham or this Chicken with paprika. Enjoy!

Green beans with caramelized shallots

Perfectly cooked green beans with caramelized shallots and fresh thyme.

Recipe details

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Total time: 50 minutes

Classes: Side dish

Cooked: American

Keyword: caramelized shallots, green beans

Servings: 8 portions

Calories: 132kcal

Author: RecipeGirl.com (adapted from Bon Appetit)

Ingredients

  • 2 pound sterling green beans, rinsed and trimmed
  • 1 grind medium shallots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 soup spoons salted butter
  • 2 soup spoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cook green beans until tender, about 6 minutes. Drain and place in a bowl of ice water to cool. Drain again.

  • In a large skillet, melt the butter with the oil over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and sauté for 1 minute. Reduce the heat to medium-low; sauté until shallots are golden and tender, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with thyme, salt and pepper.

  • Add the cooked green beans to the shallots and stir over medium-high heat until heated through. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper. Serve hot.

Remarks

  • *Save time: Prepare the green beans in advance in step 1. Wrap them in kitchen paper and seal them in a large zipped bag. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.

Nutrition

Portion: 1portion, Calories: 132kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 4g, Large: 7g, Saturated fat: 2g, Trans fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 8mg, Sodium: 39mg, Potassium: 431mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 884UI, Vitamin C: 19mg, Calcium: 65mg, The iron: 2mg

white bowl with green beans and caramelized shallots

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