Monday, May 3

Butter Beans with Caramelized Shallots and Parmesan

This side dish took literally 5 minutes to make. It also took me literally 5 minutes to make up. I grabbed a can of butter beans (they are a wide lima bean), a shallot, some grated parmesan and that was it! I sauteed the shallots until they were sweet and caramelized then I threw the beans in with the shallots until warm and crisp on the outside. To top it all off, I grated fresh parmesan cheese on top as well as chopped parsley for some color. It may not be the prettiest dish, but it was SO good! The smoky shallots and crisped beans were a great combo and will definitely be made again. If you can't find butter beans, lima beans will work as well.

Butter Beans with Caramelized Shallots and Parmesan
1 can butter beans, or lima beans, washed and drained
1 shallot, sliced
Parmesan cheese, grated
Chopped parsley, optional

1 Heat a medium skillet with olive oil and saute the sliced shallot until light brown and sweet.
2 When the shallot is soft and browned, throw in the butter beans until lightly crisped on the outside. Add more olive oil if needed.
3 Garnish with grated parmesan and parsley. Enjoy!


Joanne said...

I often think the simplest dishes are the best. Especially when they involve parmesan cheese. How lovely.

maybelle's mom said...

butter beans are really delicious- and i bet this is too.

♥peachkins♥ said...

This looks delicious!

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Jennifurla said...

This is going on my list of dishes to make next week, I get it is just delicious.

Karen said...

Genius! I'd never thought to make butter beans this way -- thanks for sharing :)

The Food Hunter said...

This is a perfect side dish. quick and delicious.

Chef Fresco said...

I love quick & easy sides! Thanks for sharing - very healthy too!

Erin said...

I recently bought my first can of butter beans, and loved them. They're so creamy and full of flavor. This combination sounds like an amazing side dish!