Green Beans with Shallot, Garlic and Onion

This is another delicious and easy go to side dish that doesn’t require extensive cooking. It call also be served over rice as a Meatless Main

This is what you will need for 4-6 servings as a side dish:

  • 24oz bag of Fresh Green Beans, Haricot Vert or any other long variety of Beans – Do not use frozen beans
  • 2 large Onions
  • 2-3 medium Shallots
  • 8-10 cloves of Garlic, minced – Alternately, using 3-4 tablespoons of the pre-minced store bought variety will work very well just the same.
  • 3-4 tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt to taste, we prefer Pink Himalayan but regular Sea Salt will be just fine.
  • Optional seasoning: Pinch of Lemon Salt (Citric Acid) or Juice of 1/2 a Lemon

Useful Tools


And to make it, here is what you’ll need to do

  • Steam the Beans for 11 minutes or according to your appliance directions.
  • Cut the onion in half and slice thinly, the thinner the better of course. See our useful tools listed above
  • Repeat with the Shallots.
  • In a large saucepan heat the Olive Oil on medium high and add the Onion and Shallots after about a minute or two.
  • Stir frequently to ensure the mixture becomes translucent, but be careful not to let it brown.
  • Add the Garlic, seasoning and salt. Continue stirring for about 3-5 minutes.
  • If it becomes too dry, add a 1/4 cup of water.

  • Turn the heat off. Add the Beans and stir for a few minutes, coating it well with the Onion, Shallot and Garlic mixture.
  • Adjust the seasoning and serve.


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