Green Beans and Charred Onions

Let Green Beans and Charred Onions be your new side dish for summer picnics.

Yield:

Makes 4 servings

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 30 Minutes

Ingredients

1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
1 large red onion, cut into 4 wedges
Salt and black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 garlic clove, minced
6 fresh thyme sprigs
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh chives

Preparation

1. Cook beans in boiling salted water to cover in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Plunge beans into ice water to stop cooking process. Drain; pat dry.

2. Sprinkle onion wedges with salt and pepper, and cook in 1 Tbsp. hot olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat 3 minutes on each side or until charred and tender. Remove onions from skillet; wipe skillet clean.

3. Cook garlic in remaining 1 Tbsp. oil in skillet over medium heat 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add beans and thyme, and cook, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes or until beans are slightly charred. Stir in vinegar, next 3 ingredients, and onion wedges; toss to coat. Remove from heat; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve hot.

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Robby Melvin,

June 2014