Green Beans and almonds with caramelized onions is a simple side dish that looks elegant, yet is simple. The dish takes only a few minutes to prepare from start to finish. It is a go-to recipe for me during the weeknights as a side dish. Check the bottom for Nutrition Facts!
|Green Beans, stems removed||1 lb||2lb|
|Medium Yellow Onion||0.5||1|
|Almonds, slivered||1/2 cup||1 cup|
|Garlic||2 cloves||4 cloves|
|Sugar||2 tbsp||4 tbsp|
- Cut stems off of green beans and then cut in half. Place in a colander and wash.
- Cut onions into long slices
- Mince garlic
- Heat oil in a skillet, and place onion slices inside with some salt. Once onions begin to turn translucent, add sugar and let onions brown, stirring as needed.
- Place green beans and garlic in the pan and cover until cooked, stirring as needed. (Should take about 5 minutes)
- Add Almonds and let cook for about 1 minute for delicate flavor development.
- Salt and Pepper to taste. Serve and enjoy.
Options to Swap:
Switch Onion Varieties
Different onions will give you a different flavor and influence your end dish. Red onions will give you a more sour note while vadallia onions will add more sweetness to the dish.
Almonds for Pecans
Depending on your preference, you can swap almonds out for another type of mild nut such as peanuts, walnuts, or pecans. If you have an allergy, you can leave these out and still achieve a great dish.
Sugar for Honey
The iteration of this recipe uses sugar to caramelize the onions. Sugar can be swapped with honey for more depth of flavor and will still contribute to the caramelization. Try to buy local honey from your local farmers market or grocery store.
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