Peppery green beans

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PREP TIME

15 min

Makes

6 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 500 g green beans
  • 1 sweet red bell pepper
  • 1 large garlic clove , minced
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp cracked or coarsely ground black pepper
  • generous pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seed , or sliced almonds (optional)

Instructions

  • Remove stem ends from green beans, but leave whole. Seed and thinly slice red pepper. Sauté garlic in sesame and vegetable oils in a large frying pan set over medium heat until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add red pepper. Sauté, stirring often, for 2 minutes.
  • Add green beans and water. Increase heat to medium-high and boil, uncovered and stirring often, until beans are tender-crisp, from 6 to 7 minutes. Drizzle with lemon juice and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon (1 mL) black pepper and a pinch of salt. Toss until mixed. Taste and add more pepper for a truly fiery taste. For a nutty flavour, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds or sliced almonds.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 43,
  • Protein
  • 1.4 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.7 g,
  • Fat
  • 1.7 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1.9 g,
  • Sodium
  • 3 mg.