Green Beans with Shallots and Almonds

Tender crisp green beans tossed with caramelized shallots, toasted almonds and fresh parsley. This delicious side dish pairs well with just about any main dish.

Add some green to your holiday table with this flavorful recipe for tender crisp green beans tossed with caramelized shallots, toasted almonds and fresh parsley. Vegan, gluten-free and paleo.

Remember when I said that this week was Thanksgiving inspiration week? I wasn’t kidding!! Yesterday I gave you a delicious lentil loaf and today I’m sharing my green beans with caramelized shallots and almond slices.

This bright side dish is so easy and incredibly flavorful. The beans are quickly cooked so they’re still crisp and fresh tasting but have a nice coating of coconut oil, a light sweetness from the caramelized shallots and a pop of flavor from the fresh parsley.

Add some green to your holiday table with this flavorful recipe for tender crisp green beans tossed with caramelized shallots, toasted almonds and fresh parsley. #vegan #glutenfree #paleo

I’d take these green beans over green bean casserole any day!

Add some green to your holiday table with this flavorful recipe for tender crisp green beans tossed with caramelized shallots, toasted almonds and fresh parsley. #vegan #glutenfree #paleo

I honestly liked these beans so much I ate the whole pound in two days without sharing. I think Isaac may have gotten one bean, but that’s it. Oops. Guess I’ll just need to make another batch!

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Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots and Almonds


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4

Description

Add a little green to your Thanksgiving menu with this flavorful recipe for tender crisp green beans tossed with caramelized shallots, toasted almonds and fresh parsley.


Ingredients

  • 1 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 shallot bulb (about 56 cloves), peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • sea salt, to taste
  • fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons toasted almond slices

Instructions

  1. Heat a large dry skillet over medium heat, add almond slices and cook until toasted, about 5-6 minutes or until almonds are golden. Remove almonds from skillet and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, add coconut oil and heat over high heat until melted. Add in shallot slices, turn heat down to medium-low. Cover the skillet with a lid and cook shallots until caramelized, stirring frequently throughout the cooking process. This should take about 15 minutes and the shallots should turn golden brown in color.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the green beans by bringing a saucepan of water with a pinch of sea salt to a boil. Once water is boiling, add in green beans and cook for about 3-4 minutes or until the beans are bight green in color and tender crisp.
  4. Drain and transfer the beans into the skillet with the caramelized shallots. Toss to combine.
  5. The coconut oil and shallots will coat the beans. Add in chopped parsley and apple cider vinegar. Season with sea salt and pepper. Heat for another 3-4 minutes or until beans are warm. Transfer beans to a large dish or platter, top with toasted almonds and serve.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4 oz.
  • Calories: 92
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 3g

 

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    17 comments
    1. Kellie
      November 4, 2016 AT 4:45 pm

      I’m going to a early Friendsgiving and I’m supposed to bring the green beans. These look delicious. Any suggestions about how I can cook them ahead and reheat them there without losing flavor and crispness?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 5, 2016 AT 9:40 am

        I would just cook them as the recipe suggests and then reheat them in a skillet for a few minutes right before serving. Have a great Friendsgiving!

        1. Kellie
          November 5, 2016 AT 3:41 pm

          Thanks, Brittany. =)

    2. Heidi @ Food Doodles
      November 12, 2015 AT 1:14 pm

      Yum! These green beans look perfect! So nice and bright green. And I love the flavors you’ve added! 🙂

    3. athleticavocado
      November 12, 2015 AT 7:14 am

      these green beans look mouthwatering! Perfect for thanksgiving, or anyday 🙂

    4. Nikki R.
      November 10, 2015 AT 8:41 pm

      Mmm, I’ve got a heap of green beans that I’ve been avoiding due to lack of creativity. These look tasty!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 10, 2015 AT 11:24 pm

        It was meant to be! You gotta try this recipe. 🙂

    5. taramdeal
      November 10, 2015 AT 2:17 pm

      All of these side dishes look AMAZING! I’ve been turkey day recipe testing and LOVING it 🙂

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 10, 2015 AT 11:26 pm

        When you’re a food blogger Thanksgiving lasts for like four weeks… it’s great. 🙂

    6. Heidi Kokborg
      November 10, 2015 AT 12:21 pm

      The beans looks so good! I have never tried combing green beens and almonds but it sounds really good so I am definetely going to try it!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 10, 2015 AT 11:26 pm

        You gotta try it — the green bean and almond combo is great!

    7. Nicole
      November 10, 2015 AT 10:43 am

      All of these dishes look delicious – especially the Brussels Sprouts!!! And I can’t wait to try the green bean recipe! Thank you for the inspiration! 🙂

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 10, 2015 AT 11:27 pm

        Thanks Nicole. The Brussels sprouts are at the top of my list too.

    8. Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
      November 10, 2015 AT 9:14 am

      Those green beans look so great!I used to think I hated green beans because we only ever had the canned ones growing up. Now that I’ve had fresh, I love them!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 10, 2015 AT 11:27 pm

        Right? Fresh green beans are sooooo much better. I love the crispiness.

    9. taylor@foodfaithfitness.com
      November 10, 2015 AT 7:26 am

      Green beans with almonds are one of my favorite combos ever! And those shallots are just taking these green beans to a whole new level of yum! Pinned!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 10, 2015 AT 11:39 pm

        Thanks Tay!

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