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Red Onion Green Beans

Per Serving

Red Onion Green Beans

Makes: 8 servings
Serving Size: 1 cup
Calories 115
Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 11 g
Fiber 4 g
Sugars 3 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 90 mg
Potassium 220 mg
Protein 3 g
Phosphorus 60 mg
Choices: Nonstarchy Vegetable 2, Fat 1.5
  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes


1/2 tsp. sea salt
2 lbs. green beans, trimmed
Ice water
5 tsp. nonhydrogenated light butter
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 med. red onions (about 4 oz. each), halved, peeled, and sliced 1/2 inch thick
1 Tbsp. finely minced fresh thyme
1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds
2 tsp. lemon zest


  1. Bring a 6-quart pot of water, filled 2/3 full, to boiling. Add the salt. Add the green beans and turn off the heat. Let the green beans stand in the water for 3 to 4 minutes. Drain. Plunge the green beans into a bowl of ice water. Drain the beans; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the butterand oil over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 to 25 minutes, until very soft. Lower the heat if the onions begin to brown too quickly.
  3. Add the thyme and green beans to the onions and heat through, using tongs to gently turn the vegetables. To serve, place the onion–green bean mixture on a platter and top with the almonds and lemon zest.

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