Green Beans Almondine
This recipe for green beans almondine combines tender crisp green beans with caramelized shallots, toasted almonds and fresh parsley. It's a delicious side dish simple enough for a weeknight dinner, but fancy enough for a holiday meal!
- 1 lb. fresh green beans trimmed
- 1 shallot bulb about 5-6 cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- sea salt to taste
- fresh ground pepper to taste
- 3 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 2 Tablespoons toasted almond slices
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.
In the same skillet, add olive 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.
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.
Drain and transfer the beans into the skillet with the caramelized shallots. Toss to combine.
The oil and shallots will coat the beans. Add in chopped parsley and lemon juice. 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.
Serving: 4oz. | Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 601mg | Potassium: 347mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g