Green Beans with Caramelised Shallots and Toasted Almonds
A green Christmas dinner side dish to impress your guest. Fresh green beans topped with crunchy and sweet shallots and toasted almonds.
- 300 g green beans washed and with ends cut off (2 cups)
- 3 shallots chopped finely
- 60 g flaked almonds (½ cup)
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp coconut palm sugar / maple syrup (or any other brown sugar)
Boil or steam green beans for 3-5 minutes (or until tender).
In a frying pan, toast the flaked almonds for a few minutes (no oil needed). Toss every now and then to make sure they don’t burn. Once done, set aside.
In a frying pan, heat the olive oil. Add the shallots and sugar. Fry for a few minutes until the shallots are soft. Remove from the heat and add the flaked almonds.
Place the green beans on a flat serving dish. Sprinkle the shallot and flaked almond mix over the beans.
Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 327mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 518IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 2mg