Green beans with caramelized onions will make you fall in love with it! If you could take a glimpse at your enormous Christmas table, you'd see that it's loaded with creamy and melt-in-your-mouth side dishes like creamed corn, brown sugar sweet potato pecan bake, and buttery mashed potatoes. Sometimes people simply need something light and refreshing to accompany all of that deliciousness. Green beans with almonds and caramelized onions are ideal. There may be many of you who adore the green bean casserole with cream of mushroom soup and fried onions. However, if you're searching for a lighter, healthier green bean side dish, green beans with caramelized onions are the option for you.
How to Make Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Almonds
Green beans with caramelized onions are a delicious way to jazz up green beans for a holiday, special event, or dinner party. Green beans are combined with slow-cooked caramelized onions, fresh lemon zest, a dash of garlic, and crunchy almonds in these green beans with almonds and caramelized onions. A delicious side dish for any dinner.
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To make green beans with almonds and caramelized onions, you need the following:
- Kosher salt
- 3 pounds green beans
- 1/2 cup skin on sliced almonds
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 5 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 large onions
- 2 tablespoons thyme leaves
- Black pepper
To make green beans with caramelized onions, first, fill a big high-sided skillet halfway with water, just short of the pan's rim by approximately 1 inch. Bring to a boil over high heat, add salt and the green beans. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until the beans are crunchy. To stop the beans from cooking, drain them and rinse them under cold water. While the onions are cooking, set aside the beans. Return the pan with the beans to the stovetop over medium heat. Toast the almonds for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden. Take the almonds out of the skillet and set them aside. Return the skillet to heat and stir in the butter and olive oil until the butter melts. Season the onions with salt and pepper and simmer, turning regularly, for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the onions caramelize. Cook for another 5 minutes after adding the thyme. Stir in the cooked, cooled green beans and almonds until completely combined. To taste the green beans with caramelized onions, season with salt and pepper. Also, for quick caramelized onions, you can use a ready-made product.
There are some tips for making delicious green beans with almonds and caramelized onions recipe turn out delicious. Use a big skillet that holds heat effectively. You're sauteing the onions and green beans separately at first because they cook at different rates and you want to make sure they're both cooked before combining them. This also keeps the pan from being overcrowded, causing the components to cook unevenly. If you're feeding a large group and want to double or treble the green beans with caramelized onions recipe, make sure the green beans don't overwhelm the skillet when you saute them. If necessary, saute green beans in batches.
These green beans with almonds and caramelized onions are an excellent side dish for almost any meal. They would go well with a full roasted chicken, roast beef, or stuffed turkey breast. To complete up the dinner, serve the green beans with almonds and caramelized onions with mashed potatoes, smashed sweet potatoes, or baked sweet potatoes.