Green Beans With Balsamic-Shallot Butter

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Nice green bean dish that can be prepared ahead of time. From Bon Appetit.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 118.29 ml balsamic vinegar
  • 2 large shallots, finely chopped
  • 59.16 ml butter, room temperature
  • 907.18 g green beans, trimmed


  1. Combine vinegar and shallots in heavy small saucepan. Boil over medium heat until most vinegar is absorbed (about 1 tablespoon liquid should remain in pan), stirring frequently, about 6 minutes. Transfer mixture to small bowl; cool completely. Add butter; mix with fork until blended.
  2. Cook beans in large pot of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 6 minutes. Drain. Refresh under cold water; drain. Pat dry with paper towels. (Balsamic-shallot butter and beans can be made 1 day ahead. Cover separately; chill.)
  3. Combine beans and balsamic-shallot butter in large nonstick skillet. Toss over medium heat until beans are heated through, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.
Most Helpful

5 5

Very tasty side dish to dinner. The balsomic vinegar complimented this with great extra flavor.n Thanks vis for another great recipe. Made for Market tag.

5 5

I love the balsamic and shallot with the green beans. It adds so much to the green beans. Thanks Lazyme :) Made for I Recommend tag game

5 5

I enjoyed these beans....loved the balsamic vinegar in them. I'd like to try them with some mushrooms time.:) Made for your win in Football Tag 2011.