What a great way to make green beans more exciting for the family! Green beans are high in vitamin C and fibre while the nuts boast healthy fats and minerals making this an excellent side dish and a delicious way to amp up our nutrition.
Green Beans with Caramelized Onions & Pecans
- 1-2 lbs green beans, washed and trimmed (cut about 1/4 inch off of the ends)
- 2-3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 1/3 cup pecans
- 1/2 cup other nuts (more pecans, slivered almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts)
- About 1/8 teaspoon each of salt and black pepper, to taste
Cook the greens beans in boiling water for 5-7 minutes, until fork tender but still bright green. Strain and set aside. Heat the oil in a medium-sized skillet on medium-low heat and sauté the onions until soft and tender, about 10-15 minutes. Stir often being careful not to let them burn. Add in the nuts and cook for another 5-10 minutes. Add in green beans, season with the salt and pepper and toss until well incorporated. Remove from heat and serve.