Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a very simple side dish, that has lots of flavor. I like to serve it in the fall in winter because it seems light and fresh and still well-balanced with creamy sides. I made it up all on my own ;-)


  1. Peel and slice the shallots thinly.
  2. Heat a sauce pan over medium heat and put the olive oil and shallots in the pan.
  3. Saute the shallots until caramelized, maybe 20 minutes.
  4. You can prepare this far ahead of time.
  5. Take the stems off the beans but otherwise leave whole.
  6. Steam them briefly until just tender but still crisp.
  7. Toss the beans with the shallots and oil and season with salt and serve.
Most Helpful

I just had this as a side dish for dinner. I can still taste it. Yummy! I did add some butter to the olive oil. I made it with Bacon Wrapped Chicken #79944. All three of us loved this and the flavors went so well together we were in heaven! My husband loved this recipe I will be making it a lot. Thank you for posting.

onecoolbarbie February 09, 2010

WOW, who knew there was a recipe. Thanks for posting it! I make this all the time and just discovered the beauty of using shallots vs. garlic and green onion. A far superior taste. This is a fantastic recipe. I prefer using fresh haricots to frozen green beans. The frozen seem to turn out waterlogged. Once in a while I throw in fresh or canned diced tomatoes.

Chicagoland Chef du Jour September 14, 2008

Great recipe for dolling up green beans.

esfahlgren November 27, 2009