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Green Beans with Shallots and Lemon

Green beans with shallots and lemon are a simple yet flavorful side dish. This is one of my favorite green bean recipes and it’s easy to make.

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I love my green veggies! My favorites are spinach, baby bok choi, brussel sprouts and green beans. I try to switch them up, but sometimes I get stuck making the same thing. I’m sure you’ve been there.

Since I hadn’t cooked green beans for a while, I thought I’d whip up this recipe. It’s simple but flavorful, which is the best.

This recipe pairs great with my Baked Halibut with Herbed Mayonnaise Crust recipe or my Slow-Cooker Rotisserie Chicken recipe. But really, green beans go with just about anything, right? They’re like the pair of nude pumps in your closet. A staple item that goes with everything! All you need to do is accessorize…and here we accessorize the green beans with shallots and lemon.

Enjoy!

Green Beans with Shallots and Lemon | www.downshiftology.com

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Green Beans with Shallots and Lemon

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Lisa Bryan
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Green beans with shallots and lemon are a simple yet flavorful side dish. This is one of my favorite green bean recipes and it’s easy to make.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb green beans
  • 2 shallots, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Bring a medium-sized pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Add the green beans and blanch in the boiling water for 4-6 minutes. While the beans are cooking, fill a large bowl with ice water. Drain the beans with a colander and immediately submerge in the ice water to stop the cooking process. Drain again and set aside.
  • Heat the oil and butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the diced shallots and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the honey and stir for a minute more.
  • Add the green beans and lemon zest to the saucepan and mix well. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 124kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 34mg, Potassium: 318mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 17.4%, Vitamin C: 35.3%, Calcium: 5.4%, Iron: 8.2%
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Green Bean Recipe, Green Beans
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3 comments on “Green Beans with Shallots and Lemon”

  1. Geat Recipe!!  Made this for dinner tonight and everyone enjoyed it. Definitely will make this frequently!!

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