Simply sauteed green beans are dressed up with fried shallots and toasted pine nuts. And the best part, all made in one pan!
Sauteed Green Beans with Shallots
I have such an easy and impressive side dish for you. I was channeling green bean casserole, which truth be told, I have never had nor grew up with. But I do know that green beans and onions or shallots go so well together and I wanted to play off of those flavors.
- First saute pine nuts until just golden brown. This happens quick, so keep an eye on them, then set aside.
- In the same skillet, add sliced shallots and caramelize until softened and slightly charred with fried edges, then set those aside.
- Add trimmed green beans (or you could use the thinner French style of green beans called haricot vert) and saute until bright green and tender. Season with salt and serve with fried shallots and pine nuts.
What to Serve with Sauteed Green Beans
I make this recipe as part of a weeknight dinner and for more elaborate holiday meals. Here are a few mains and other sides to pair with the green beans and shallots.
Green Beans with Shallots and Pine Nuts
- Bring a saute pan to low-medium heat and melt butter.
- Add pine nuts and stir until pine nuts just change color to a light golden brown, about 3-5 minutes.
- Continue stirring and once color changes, remove the pine nuts to a plate and set aside.
- In the same skillet, add more oil if needed and add sliced shallots. Increase the heat to medium and saute shallots until slightly caramelized, about 5-8 minutes. Once done, remove to a plate and set aside.
- Add green beans to the same skillet and saute for about 10 minutes, until green beans are bright green and tender.
- To serve, plate green beans on platter and top with pine nuts, shallots and an extra sprinkling of flakey sea salt.
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