Green beans with pickled shallots

Time 10 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 6
Green beans with pickled shallots
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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Green beans are terrific grilled for just a few minutes, until just softened and a bit charred, then simply dressed with olive oil and plenty of salt. With the zesty tang of the shallots, they complement the bold flavor of grilled meat, and the crisp of the green beans plays off the tenderness of the meat.

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In a small bowl, combine the shallots and the vinegar and set aside for 1 hour.


Toss the green beans with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Grill over high heat until browned on both sides, about 8 to 10 minutes on an outdoor grill on the grill surface or in a grill basket.


Toss the grilled green beans with the lemon zest and arrange on a platter. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.


Spoon the pickled shallots over the the beans. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons remaining olive oil.