Green Beans with Shallots and Pine Nuts

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This is a simple and healthy side dish that comes together in less than 15 minutes and requires only three ingredients!

These Green Beans with Shallots and Pine Nuts are a healthy and delicious side dish that comes together in less than fifteen minutes! Gluten-Free & Vegan. // www.littlechefbigappetite.com // green bean recipe, healthy green bean recipe, vegan side dish, dairy-free green beans, pine nut recipe, gluten-free vegan side dish

I personally hate when people take green beans and smother them with unhealthy creams and toppings. Good quality green beans are so delicious and do not need a lot of added junk to please your taste buds!

These Green Beans with Shallots and Pine Nuts are a healthy and delicious side dish that comes together in less than fifteen minutes! Gluten-Free & Vegan. // www.littlechefbigappetite.com // green bean recipe, healthy green bean recipe, vegan side dish, dairy-free green beans, pine nut recipe, gluten-free vegan side dish

Shallots and greens go together like peanut butter and jelly (that is no news to anyone) and the toasted pine nuts add a perfect nutty crunch to this dish. I love to prepare my green beans this way because I think they can be served with almost anything – poultry, meat, or fish. This is the ideal weeknight veggie because it comes together in a pinch!

These Green Beans with Shallots and Pine Nuts are a healthy and delicious side dish that comes together in less than fifteen minutes! Gluten-Free & Vegan. // www.littlechefbigappetite.com // green bean recipe, healthy green bean recipe, vegan side dish, dairy-free green beans, pine nut recipe, gluten-free vegan side dish

 

Green Beans with Shallots and Pine Nuts
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. green beans, washed and ends trimmed
  • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons shallots, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons pine nuts, toasted*
  • Salt and Pepper
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook for 3 minutes. Immediately strain the green beans and rinse with cold water for about 1 minute (alternatively, place green beans in a bowl of ice water). Pat dry.
  2. Turn a large pan to medium-high heat. Add the extra-virgin olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add the shallots and cook for 2 minutes until golden. Add the green beans to the pan and toss for about 1 minute to warm. Salt and pepper to taste. Place the green beans and shallots on a platter and sprinkle with the pine nuts.
Notes
*Pine nuts can be substituted for toasted, slivered almonds.
 

2 Comments

  • May 7, 2014 - 11:09 am | Permalink

    These green beans look lovely. I agree that green beans shouldn’t be smothered in sauce. Let the green beans crunchy personality shine through I say! The shallots and nuts are a great addition.

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      May 7, 2014 - 11:25 am | Permalink

      Geraldine, I am glad you agree!

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