Green Beans with Shallots

2 Aug

This is a simple, quick, and delicious veggie side dish. The green beans are still crisp, retaining their color and vitamins & minerals. Recipe courtesy The Barefoot Contessa.

Time: 15 minutes               Serves: 6


  • 1 lb green beans, trimmed and broken in half if desired
  • 3 shallots, large-diced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste

How to make it

  • Bring a pot of slated water to boil. Add green beans. Cook for 3 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare a large bowl of ice water. When 3 minutes are up, drain beans immediately and immerse in ice water.
  • Heat oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and cook until they begin to brow, stirring often. Drain green beans and add to pan. Season with salt and pepper. Stir well & remove as soon as beans are heated through. Serve while hot.

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