How to Make Onion Soup With Green Bean Chimichurri

Instead of green bean casserole, wow guests at Thanksgiving parties with this delicious and creamy onion soup freshened up with green beans, shiso, and topped with crispy fried shallots. It's an elevated take on a comforting classic.

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How to Make Onion Soup With Green Bean Chimichurri Recipe
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First thinly slice 3 of your 4 shallots, reserving one for later. Using a Mandolin will make your life much easier.

First thinly slice 3 of your 4 shallots, reserving one for later. Using a Mandolin will make your life much easier.

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Then cut your large cippollini’s into small workable pieces.

Then cut your large cippollini’s into small workable pieces.

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Melt the cippolinis into butter in a medium sauce pan with 1/2 TBS of salt.

Melt the cippolinis into butter in a medium sauce pan with 1/2 TBS of salt.

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While your onions are melting, slice up 2 cups of fresh green beans.

While your onions are melting, slice up 2 cups of fresh green beans.

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Toss carefully into 350 degree vegetable oil and fry until they're golden brown, about 4 minutes.

Toss carefully into 350 degree vegetable oil and fry until they're golden brown, about 4 minutes.

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Lay on some paper towels to soak up any excess oil.

Lay on some paper towels to soak up any excess oil.

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Now that your onions are translucent (about 10 minutes on medium heat), cover them with a quart of water (4 cups) and let this simmer for about 10 minutes.

Now that your onions are translucent (about 10 minutes on medium heat), cover them with a quart of water (4 cups) and let this simmer for about 10 minutes.

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While the soup is simmering, time to make your chimichurri. Grab some chopped garlic, shallots, red pepper flakes and some extra virgin olive oil and grind them with a mortar and pestle.

While the soup is simmering, time to make your chimichurri. Grab some chopped garlic, shallots, red pepper flakes and some extra virgin olive oil and grind them with a mortar and pestle.

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Grind those until they form a paste.

Grind those until they form a paste.

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Add the paste to your green beans, and stir in finely chopped shiso, salt, pepper, and 1 1/2 TBS champagne vinegar.

Add the paste to your green beans, and stir in finely chopped shiso, salt, pepper, and 1 1/2 TBS champagne vinegar.

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Now that your soup is done simmering, add the onions and liquid to a blender. Add another 1/4 stick of butter. Blend until it's smooth, about a minute. Salt to taste.

Now that your soup is done simmering, add the onions and liquid to a blender. Add another 1/4 stick of butter. Blend until it's smooth, about a minute. Salt to taste.

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New we're ready to serve. Add fried shallots to a bowl.

New we're ready to serve. Add fried shallots to a bowl.

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Top with 3 TBS chimichurri.

Top with 3 TBS chimichurri.

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Tear a shiso leaf into several pieces and place on top.

Tear a shiso leaf into several pieces and place on top.

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Pour soup table-side by pouring around the edge of the bowl, until just a bit of green remains on top.

Pour soup table-side by pouring around the edge of the bowl, until just a bit of green remains on top.

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Eat and enjoy!

Eat and enjoy!

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