Green Beans with Almonds and Caramelized Onions

Fresh Green Beans sauteed with caramelized onions, lemon zest, and crunchy almonds.
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Author Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey


  • 1/2 Large Red Onion sliced
  • 3 Tablespoons Salted Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 2 lbs. Fresh Green Beans
  • 1 teaspoon Salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Zest
  • 1/3 cup Almonds chopped


  1. In a large skillet, heat butter and olive oil over medium-low heat. Once melted, add sliced red onion. Saute for 8-12 minutes or until soft and caramelized. Add garlic cloves and cook for 1 minute longer.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a large pot of water over high heat. Bring to a boil and add some salt. Add green beans and cook for approximately 2-3 minutes depending on how cooked you like the green beans.
  3. Remove green beans from boiling water and add to skillet. Season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook until the desired doneness.
  4. Pour over platter and top with lemon zest and almonds. Season to taste.