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Green beans with caramelized onions and almonds is a great way to dress up green beans for a holiday, special occasion or dinner party. | APinchOfHealthy.com

Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Almonds

Green beans with caramelized onions and almonds is a great way to dress up green beans for a holiday, special occasion or dinner party.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword green beans, green beans and almonds
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 184 kcal
Author Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh green beans - washed, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • enough water to cover the green beans to boil
  • generous pinch of salt
  • 2 yellow onions
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons butter, divided (I used salted)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water (for deglazing the pan)
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 bag honey roasted sliced almonds (3.5 ounces)

Instructions

  1. Add the green beans to a pot, cover with water, and bring to a boil over high heat.

  2. Once it is to a rolling boil, reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 5 minutes.

  3. Drain in a colander or strainer, and run cold water over it to stop the cooking. (My mom does an ice water plunge, but I find running cold water works fine for me.)

  4. Melt the 1/2 Tablespoon of butter and olive oil aver medium low heat, and add onions slices, stirring to coat. Set a timer to 20 minutes.

  5. Let the onions cook in the pan for 5 minutes, then toss them every 2 to 3 minutes, thereafter. 

  6. When there are 7 or 8 minutes left on your timer, add 1/4 cup of water to deglaze the pan, and stir. The water will evaporate, but it will bring up that wonderful caramelization from the bottom of the pan.

  7. When there are 5 minutes left, add the 2 Tablespoons of butter and brown sugar, and toss in the green beans.

  8. Turn off the heat, add the 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper, and almonds, and then fold to combine.

  9. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Almonds
Amount Per Serving
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 51mg2%
Potassium 255mg7%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 665IU13%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.