Green Beans With Caramelized Onion Vinaigrette

Green Beans With Caramelized Onion Vinaigrette
Justin Bernhaut
Sprinkle with grated orange zest before serving to add an unexpected citrus note.

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Serves 8
preparation
15
minutes
cooking
40
minutes

Ingredients

1
tablespoon
unsalted butter
1/2
cup
plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2
large yellow onion, finely diced
1
teaspoon
sugar
1
teaspoon
kosher salt
1/2
cup
sherry vinegar
1/4
teaspoon
black pepper
2
pounds
green beans, trimmed
2
teaspoons
grated orange zest

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, over medium heat, heat the butter and 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add the onion, sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 25 minutes. Add the vinegar. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the remaining oil, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, and the pepper.
  2. Transfer half the mixture to a blender and puree, then return to skillet.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the green beans with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt in boiling water until tender, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl of ice water. Drain and pat dry. Transfer to a serving bowl, toss with the onion mixture, and sprinkle with the zest.
Katy Sparks
October 2005

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories From Fat 82 %
  • Calcium 40.67 mg
  • Carbohydrate 8.76 g
  • Cholesterol 3.76 mg
  • Fat 18.42 g
  • Fiber 3.59 g
  • Iron 1.19 mg
  • Protein 1.93 mg
  • Sat Fat 3.2 g
  • Sodium 147.01 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.

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