Green Beans With Crispy Shallots, Garlic & Lemon Dijon

 

Green Beans with Crispy Shallots, Garlic, and Lemon Dijon Dressing

Elevate your Thanksgiving green beans by topping sauteed garlicky green beans with crispy fried shallots and a delicious lemon-Dijon vinaigrette. The flavors are amazing together and you will never go back to a mushy green bean casserole! I promise!

I like to think I have more than one recipe for which I am known in my family, but this green bean recipe is definitely at the top of the list.  It’s one of the most requested side dishes for family gatherings – loved by kids and adults alike!   

And seriously, what’s not to love?  Garlic, shallots, lemon, and Dijon over perfectly cooked green beans!  Yes, please!  

Thanksgiving dinner is heavy enough, the vegetables do not need to be coated in heavy cream to taste good.  Light and bright is how I like my veggies!

We keep the green beans whole in this recipe – only the stem side is trimmed. 

 

Ingredients in French Green Beans with Crispy Shallots

Green Beans and Shallots

  • 2 whole shallots, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 lb. fresh green beans, stem side trimmed only
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup water

Lemon-Dijon Vinaigrette

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juice, and zest
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste

green beans_garlic_Shallots

How to Make Green Beans With Crispy Shallots

Place the sliced shallots and 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil into a cold skillet.  Heat the oil and the shallots over medium heat, stirring frequently until the shallots are golden brown and crispy – about 15 minutes.    Remove the shallots from the skillet to a paper towel and season with flaky sea salt.  The shallots will crisp up as they rest. 

To the skillet, add the trimmed green beans and cook for 2 – 3 minutes.  Add the minced garlic and cook for another 2 minutes until the garlic is aromatic.  Add 1/4 cup of water to the skillet and cover the skillet with a lid.  Bring the water to a boil, then reduce it to a simmer for 3 minutes.  The water will get soaked up by the green beans as well as evaporate, leaving the beans tender and crisp.   Remove from heat. 

Meanwhile, prepare the Lemon-Dijon dressing. 

In a mason jar or small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of olive oil, juice of half a lemon, half of the lemon zest, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.  Shake or stir well to combine. 

Toss the green beans with the lemon Dijon vinaigrette and place them on a serving platter.  Top with the crispy shallots and remaining lemon zest.

Enjoy. 

This recipe can be made ahead of time but must be made the day of serving as the beans lose their bright green color.  If preparing these for Thanksgiving or a holiday meal, you can trim the beans the day before, slice the shallots and mince the garlic to save prep time the day of the event.  The dressing can also be made ahead of time. 

green_beans_crispy_shallots_recipe

Additional Green Bean Recipes

Mediterranean Green Bean Salad

Crockpot Green Bean Casserole

Roasted Ginger Green Beans Recipe

One Pan Pesto Cod With Parmesan Green Beans Recipe

green_beans_crispy_shallots_recipe

French Green Beans With Crispy Shallots

4.5 from 2 votes
Print Pin Rate
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 5 servings
Calories:
Author: Eva Fry

Ingredients

Green Beans and Shallots

  • 2 whole shallots thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 1 lb. fresh green beans stem side trimmed only
  • 2 -3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup water

Lemon-Dijon Vinaigrette

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon juice, and zest
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place the sliced shallots and 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil into a cold skillet.  Heat the oil and the shallots over medium heat, stirring frequently until the shallots are golden brown and crispy - about 15 minutes.    Remove the shallots from the skillet to a paper towel and season with flaky sea salt.  The shallots will crisp up as they rest.
  • To the skillet, add the trimmed green beans and cook for 2 - 3 minutes.  Add the minced garlic and cook for another 2 minutes until the garlic is aromatic.  Add 1/4 cup of water to the skillet and cover the skillet with a lid.  Bring the water to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 3 minutes.  The water will get soaked up by the green beans as well as evaporate, leaving the beans tender and crisp.   Remove from heat.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the Lemon-Dijon dressing.
  • In a mason jar or small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons olive oil, juice of half a lemon, half of the lemon zest, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.  Shake or stir well to combine.
  • Toss the green beans with the lemon Dijon vinaigrette and place them on a serving platter.  Top with the crispy shallots and remaining lemon zest.

Notes

This recipe can be made ahead of time, but must be made the day of serving as the beans lose their bright green color.  If preparing these for Thanksgiving or a holiday meal, you can trim the beans the day before, slice the shallots and mince the garlic to save prep time the day of the event.  The dressing can also be made ahead of time. 

 

How to Store the Green Beans

Once green beans are cooked and dressed, it’s hard to keep them bright green for days.  Refrigerate any leftovers in a food storage container and eat within 1-2 days.  The beans can be eaten cold, warm, or at room temperature. 

 

SuperSafeway is a blog devoted to helping you find the best deals at Safeway in the Denver division.  Every week we slice and dice the ad and tell you the best deals at Safeway with and without coupons.

For more low prices, check out the Safeway weekly ad and the Safeway coupon matchup page. Would you like to stay updated on the best deals? If so, make sure to like Super Safeway on Facebook, join our Facebook group, follow us on Twitter, subscribe to our Instagram, or head over to Pinterest. Also, make sure to subscribe to our newsletter.

* Please note – Savings information is based on Colorado pricing and the Safeway Coupon Policy for the Denver Division which includes Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Wyoming and South Dakota. Your market may vary. Prices may vary per location*

 

 

 

 

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating




Scroll to Top