Green Beans With Caramelized Shallots

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a Weight Watchers recipe that I printed off. It sounds nice like a healthy side dish. The recipe calls for fresh green beans but I don't see why it wouldn't work with a good quality of frozen.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse the green beans and steam over boiling water until crisp tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. These can also be placed in a microwave safe dish and microwaved 4 to 5 minutes or again until crisp tender.
  3. Over medium heat, melt butter in a nonstick skillet; add shallots.
  4. Cook stirring often until golden brown, approximately 5 minutes (if needed add a touch of water to prevent burning).
  5. Add the green beans and toss until hot; season with salt and pepper sprinkle with lemon zest and serve.


Most Helpful

Yummy and easy! A nice way to dress up plain old green beans. We had this with our Xmas Eve dinner (prime rib and twice baked potatoes) Thanks!

dicentra December 26, 2007

I used yellow beans. I liked the taste of the shallots with the beans and lemon zest. It was different. Thanks PaulaG :)

Boomette August 18, 2007

I too liked the addition of the lemon. I try to use fresh vegetables whenever possible, so that is what I used. :)

Lori Mama February 14, 2007

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