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Health Information Library Recipes Green beans with red pepper and garlic

Green beans with red pepper and garlic

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size About 3/4 cup
Calories 54

Amount Per Serving
Monounsaturated fat 1 g
Saturated fat <1 g
Total fat 2 g
Sodium 103 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Dietary fiber 3 g
Protein 2 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

This colorful green bean side dish is a healthy addition to any meal. Each serving has only 54 calories.

Ingredients

(Serves 6)
  • 1 pound green beans, stems trimmed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into thin slices
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili paste or red pepper flakes
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Cut the beans into 2-inch pieces. Bring a large saucepan 3/4 full of water to a boil. Add the beans and cook until they turn bright green and are tender-crisp, 1 to 3 minutes. Drain the beans, then plunge them into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Drain again and set aside.

In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the bell pepper and toss and stir for about 1 minute. Add the beans and saute for 1 minute longer. Add the chili paste and garlic and stir for 1 minute. The beans will be tender and bright green. Drizzle with the sesame oil and season with the salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Last Updated: August 28th, 2019