While it has “bean” in its name, the green bean is mostly pod, not bean, so they’re a perfectly healthy green vegetable to enjoy.
1 lb fresh green beans
2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil, divided
2 shallots, sliced
Sea salt and black pepper to taste
Leave out the shallots and season with lemon zest instead!
Steam the green beans in a basket over about 1-inch of boiling water for
approximately 8 minutes or until they become a brighter shade of green.
While the green beans are steaming, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter or coconut oil in a medium-sized skillet over medium heat. Place the shallots in the skillet, and sauté until they are translucent and the edges are golden brown. Add sea salt and black pepper to taste.
Remove the green beans from the steamer basket, and place them in a serving bowl. Top with the remaining 1 tablespoon of cooking fat, and toss to combine.
Place the cooked shallots on top of the green beans, and serve.