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Green Bean Shallot Almonds

Recipe At A Glance

  • 13 ingredients
  • 15-30 minutes
  • 6 Servings

For a delicious side dish that you can feel good about serving your family for dinner, make these Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots and Toasted Almonds.


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Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 (12-ounce) bags frozen whole green beans
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 6 cups water
  • 6 cups ice water (in plunge pot)


Toasted almonds:

  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 4 ounces sliced Almonds
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • sea salt and ground black pepper to taste


Caramelized shallots:

  • 2 Tbsp. avocado oil
  • 3 large shallots, very thinly sliced into rings
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. dry white wine
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar

Recipe Directions

  • In a large pot, bring water and salt to a boil.
  • Add green beans and cook until bright green (2 to 3 minutes).
  • Drain beans, plunge into a pot of ice water and set aside.
  • In a small non-sick skillet, heat sesame oil over medium heat.
  • Add almonds, stirring constantly.
  • After 1 to 2 minutes and color begins to develop, add seasonings.
  • Toast 1 to 2 minutes more; remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
  • Add butter, shallots, wine and sugar.
  • Sautè, tossing frequently with tongs until caramel color develops, for about 20 minutes.
  • Add green beans back to the skillet.
  • Toss with the shallots 1 to 2 minutes until warmed through.
  • Pour mixture into serving dish, top with toasted almonds and serve immediately.

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