Green Beans with Balsamic Glazed Red Onions is our feature recipe for a Meatless Monday. On Monday’s I try to post meatless ideas. Today, I am making an easy side dish, market fresh green beans topped with balsamic glazed red onions. A recipe to keep for all your summer entertainment, dinners, picnics and bbq’s. Let’s cook!
Green Beans with Balsamic Glazed Red Onions
A Summer recipe winner, great to serve at all your outdoor events
1 lb of green beans ends snapped and washed
1 cup of thinly sliced red onions
2 tbls extra virgin olive oil
2 tbls balsamic vinegar
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
-Snap and wash the green beans
-In a pot large enough to hold the beans, fill with cold water, add sea salt and boil the beans until they are to your desired doneness. *note- I like my green beans cooked a little longer than normal until they are soft, but not mushy.
-Drain beans and place in a serving bowl
-Thinly slice the red onions, in a small skillet, add the olive oil and the onions, on low heat, slowly cook the onions until they become soft
-Add the balsamic vinegar to the onions, cook for a few minutes until the onions are sweet, tender and the flavors meld
-Add the balsamic onions to the green beans, mix well *note-try to add the onions to the beans while they are still warm, it enhances the flavors . Adjust salt and pepper.
-Serve and enjoy as a side dish with all your grilled meats/fish/poultry