Lunch was sooo long ago, but dinner’s still way off in the future. Instead of hitting the bakery down the street, silence hunger pangs with a smart snack, like a filling and healthy curry-flavored sweet potato.
Recipe: Sautéed Green Beans with Peppers and Tomatoes
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Green beans are grossly underestimated. When cooked, green beans have a tender, juicy skin revealing a few peas in each bite. Their decidedly earthy, yet subtle flavor are nothing to shun while at the supermarket. This recipe is so easy to put together and it capitalizes on the texture and taste of the bean itself by keeping the ingredient list short.
So what're these little guys hiding nutritionally? They are a rich source of fiber, which contributes to a healthy digestive system and heart. They also contain vitamins C and A, and other antioxidants that help prevent aging and fight the onset of disease.
Enjoy this dish and consider it your go-to side for the Autumn months!
Recipe: Sautéed Green Beans and Tomatoes
Serves 2 as a side.
What You'll Need:
2 cups green beans (the long skinny ones, or flatter snow peas both work!)
1 large white onion, diced
2 long sweet green peppers, diced (sometimes called sweet banana peppers)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
What To Do:
- In a medium pan over medium heat, cook onions and pepper in 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season with a touch of salt.
- While the vegetables cook, prepare the green beans. Rinse them thoroughly and trim off all of the ends. Slice each bean in half.
- Toss the beans into the pan and mix with the onions and peppers.
- Once thoroughly combined, add the chopped tomatoes. Stir to combine and cover.
- Reduce the heat to low and let the vegetables simmer in their own juices for 30 minutes, or until the green beans become very soft and tender.
- Squeeze the lemon juice into the mixture, sprinkle with a few red pepper flakes, and serve.
What's your favorite way to use green beans or snap peas? What about these fun banana peppers? Share with us in the comments below!