Garlic-Roasted Green Beans with Shallots and Almonds


Garlic-Roasted Green Beans with Shallots and Almonds only need a short time in the oven, and the roasted shallots put this over the top! And green beans, garlic, shallots, and almonds are such a winning combination for a special side dish!

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I’m recommending Garlic-Roasted Green Beans with Shallots and Almonds for this week’s Friday Favorites pick to see if I can entice you to add it to your menu soon, and these beans are so, so good (and of course perfect for a holiday meal!) It’s the crispy roasted shallots that really put this over the top, and those roasted shallots reminded me of the flavor of the fried onions that sometimes go on the top of green bean casserole (but a lot healthier!)

I know that shallots can be pricey, but you’re not using a huge amount here, or use slivers of red onion if you can’t find shallots where you live. I used the thin French Beans from Costco for this recipe, which are perfect because they cook quickly!

And it’s probably not hard to tell that I think roasted vegetables are great for a side dish whenever you’re using the oven. Most roasted vegetables are very forgiving as far as cooking time and temperature, so no need to fuss, and roasting concentrates the flavor of vegetables in a way that no other cooking method can match.

I promise anyone who has enjoyed my mega-popular Roasted Green Beans with Mushrooms, Balsamic, and Parmesan is going to love this recipe just as much!

What ingredients do you need for this recipe?

  • fresh green beans (thin beans preferred, but any type will work)
  • shallots or thinly-sliced red onion
  • large cloves garlic
  • Olive Oil (affiliate link)
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • Sliced Almonds (affiliate link)

What are Shallots?

Shallots are a member of the Allium family that also includes onions, green onions, garlic, and leeks. They’re milder in flavor than onions, but red onions can be substituted if necessary. Read here for more about Shallots. They aren’t super low in carbs, so use fewer shallots if you prefer, but the roasted shallots were very tasty!

What other nuts can you use?

I thought the sliced almonds looked and tasted so great in these Garlic-Roasted Green Beans, but you could also use slivered almonds, pine nuts, or cashews for this recipe.

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How to make Garlic-Roasted Green Beans with Shallots and Almonds:

(Scroll down for complete printable recipe including nutritional information.)

  1. Trim the beans and cut each one in half.
  2. Slice the shallots and the garlic cloves into slivers.
  3. Toss green beans with shallots, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  4. Roast beans in a preheated 450F/230C oven for 12 – 15 minutes for thin beans, or slightly longer for thicker beans.
  5. Season cooked beans with salt and fresh-ground black pepper.
  6. Sprinkle beans with almonds (toasted in a dry frying pan if you’d like).
  7. Honestly folks, that’s all there is to it!

Garlic-Roasted Green Beans with Shallots and Almonds shown on serving platter

More Holiday-Worthy Green Beans to Try:

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. fresh green beans (thin beans preferred, but any type will work)
  • 3 large shallots peeled, and cut into thin slivers (see notes)
  • 5 large cloves garlic, peeled and cut into thin slices
  • 2 T olive oil
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450F/230C. (If you’re cooking other things you can use a slightly lower temperature, just increase the time a little.)
  2. Trim ends from green beans. If using thin, long beans, cut in half crosswise into pieces about 2 inches long.
  3. Peel and slice shallots and garlic into lengthwise slivers. (Don’t make them too thin or they’ll cook too quickly.)
  4. Toss green beans with shallots, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  5. Spray roasting pan with nonstick spray or mist with olive oil, then arrange the vegetables in a single layer.
  6. Roast 12-15 minutes for thin beans, or slightly longer for regular beans, until beans are slightly shriveled, and shallots and garlic are lightly browned.
  7. When beans are done, Season with salt and fresh-ground black pepper.
  8. Sprinkle beans with almonds (toasted in a dry frying pan if you’d like) and serve immediately.

Notes

We used about one cup of shallot slivers. You can use less shallots if you want to reduce the carbs.

This recipe was adapted from Fine Cooking Annual (affiliate link) which is a favorite cookbook I’ve used over and over through the years.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 164Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 157mgCarbohydrates: 12.2gFiber: 5gSugar: 7gProtein: 5g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.


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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Garlic-Roasted Green Beans with Shallots and Almonds are a perfect side dish for low-carb and Keto diets, and they’re also great for any phase of the original South Beach Diet.

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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
The garlic-roasted green beans were first posted in 2007, probably with a photo that would make me shudder now! The recipe was last updated with more information in 2022.

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