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Green Beans with Caramelised Shallots and Gremolata

Points® value
Total Time
30 min
20 min
10 min
This flavourful side features green beans that are sauted with sweet shallots and then topped with a combination of fresh parsley, lemon zest and minced garlic.


Uncooked green snap beans

1½ pound(s), fresh, trimmed

Olive oil

2 tsp(s)


6 medium, peeled and thinly sliced (about 1 cup)

Fresh parsley

2 tbsp(s), fresh, chopped

Lemon zest

2½ tsp(s)

Minced garlic

½ tsp(s)

Table salt

¼ tsp(s)

Black pepper

¼ pinch(es), freshly ground


  1. Heat a large pot of water to a simmer. Place green beans in a steamer and steam over simmering water until tender, about 5 minutes. Run steamed green beans under cold running water for 30 seconds to stop cooking; set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add shallots and cook, stirring often (and adding a little water to prevent sticking if necessary), until golden and tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, to make gremolata, combine parsley, lemon zest and garlic in a small bowl.
  4. Add green beans to skillet; toss over medium heat until heated through. Season with salt and pepper; toss to mix and coat.
  5. Place green beans in a serving bowl or platter and sprinkle with gremolata. Yields about 1 cup of green beans and 1 teaspoon of gremolata per serving.


You can steam the green beans 1 day ahead and store them in a zip-top bag in the refrigerator.