Oil-Free Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Walnuts

Oil-Free Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Walnuts make the perfect Thanksgiving side dish - quick and easy to make, yet still tasty enough to please picky eaters.

Author:

Elizabeth | The Plant-Based Catholic

Serves:

6

Prep:

10

minutes

Cook:

20

minutes

TOtal:

30

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Walnut Halves
  • 1 Cup Onion, chopped
  • 24 Ounces Fresh Green Beans, trimmed
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Broth

Instructions

  1. Toast the walnuts in a skillet over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, until they become slightly browned. Remove from the skillet and roughly chop.
  2. Cook the onions in the skillet on medium heat, using 1/4 cup of vegetable broth as the cooking liquid. Stir occasionally and allow the onions to soften.
  3. Meanwhile, steam the green beans. Fill a large saucepan with water place a steamer basket over top. Bring the water to a boil. Add the green beans and steam until just tender, around 3-5 minutes.
  4. Transfer the beans to the skillet with the onions and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes, adding additional vegetable broth if the beans start to stick.
  5. To serve, toss the walnuts with the beans and season with salt and pepper.