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Oval white dish filled with Lemon-Dijon Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots

Lemon Dijon Green Beans

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Indulge your taste buds with these oven-roasted green beans coated with a luscious blend of tangy olive oil, zesty lemon juice, and bold Dijon mustard. The pièce de résistance? Crispy caramelized shallots sprinkled on top, infusing each bite with a deeply rich sweetness and a bit of crunch. These Lemon-Dijon Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots are incredibly versatile, too – serve them hot or at room temperature, making them ideal for a range of occasions, from elegant dinners to casual gatherings.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free



Caramelized Shallots

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 ounces (about 2 to 3 large) shallots
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Oven Roasted Green Beans

  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed and broken into 1– to 2-inch pieces
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard


Caramelized Shallots

  1. In a medium skillet, melt butter over medium-low heat.
  2. Peel shallots, cut in half and thinly slice. Using your hands, break slices into individual pieces. Sauté shallots in butter, stirring occasionally, about 10 to 12 minutes or until very soft.
  3. Stir in sugar and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes or until golden brown. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.

Oven Roasted Green Beans

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place beans on a large rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil, tossing to coat. Season with salt.
  3. Roast for 10 to 12 minutes or crisp-tender.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, mustard and remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  5. Add lemon mixture to cooked beans and toss. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve hot or at room temperature with caramelized shallots sprinkled over the top.


Make ahead: Shallots can be caramelized up to 24 hours in advance, covered and refrigerated. Sauce can be made up to 24 hours ahead, covered and refrigerated. Bring shallots and sauce to room temperature before serving.

Variation: Green beans can be steamed instead of roasted.

  • Author: From "Fresh Tastes from A Well-Seasoned Kitchen" by Lee Clayton Roper
  • Category: side dishes, gluten free, easy entertaining
  • Method: Roast
  • Cuisine: French


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 168
  • Sugar: 5.9 g
  • Sodium: 145.5 mg
  • Fat: 13.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.1 g
  • Fiber: 3.8 g
  • Protein: 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.2 mg