Green Beans and Caramelized Onions

Green Beans and Caramelized Onions

Serves 4-6
Dietary Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Side


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup onion (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup bottled roasted red bell peppers (drained and chopped)
  • 2 Teaspoons fresh basil (chopped; or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Pound green beans (fresh; stems removed, sorted and rinsed)


Photograph courtesy of Rainer Heckmann.

This dish warms up nicely – can make ahead!



Step 1
In a covered saucepan, cook green beans in a small amount of boiling water for 8-10 minutes until crisp-tender, drain. Plunge the beans into an ice bath if you want them to retain their bright green color.
Step 2
In a separate pan, heat olive oil over medium heat and add onion. Cook about 10 minutes or until onion is very tender and golden brown; stir occasionally.
Step 3
Add vinegar to onions; cook for 1 – 2 minutes.
Step 4
Stir in roasted red peppers, basil, and salt and pepper.
Step 5
Add this mixture to the green beans and serve warm.