Wow! This recipe really takes green beans up a notch! I didn't have walnuts, so I used pecans. No worries though; the onions are what made this one stand out.
Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Walnuts
Here's a crowd-pleasing side that's easy on the pocketbook: just 67 cents per serving! If money is no object, consider finishing with a flourish of white truffle oil.
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Total: 46 Minutes
- Calories: 130
- Fat: 8.4g
- Saturated fat: 1g
- Monounsaturated fat: 3.4g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 3.8g
- Protein: 3.3g
- Carbohydrate: 12.8g
- Fiber: 4.4g
- Cholesterol: 0.0mg
- Iron: 1.4mg
- Sodium: 128mg
- Calcium: 55mg
- 1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- 4 cups thinly vertically sliced onion
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
- 2 teaspoons white balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1. Cook the green beans in boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water, and drain well.
- 2. Place walnuts in a large nonstick skillet; cook over medium heat 7 minutes or until lightly browned, shaking pan frequently. Remove walnuts from pan; set aside. Add 4 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and thyme to pan; cook 17 minutes or until onion is very tender and golden brown, stirring occasionally. Remove onion mixture from pan; keep warm.
- 3. Return pan to medium-high heat. Add remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add green beans; cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently. Add onion mixture and vinegar to pan; cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, tossing to combine. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with nuts, salt, and pepper. Serve immediately.
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