Fresh Green Beans with Red Peppers and Onions

Fresh Green Beans with Red Peppers and Onions

Fresh green beans with red peppers and onions is a healthy and flavorful dish that is enjoyed by many people for its nutritious ingredients and satisfying taste. Here are some reasons why fresh green beans with red peppers and onions is healthy and flavorful:

  1. Nutritious ingredients: Green beans are a good source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and they are low in calories and fat. Red peppers are also a nutritious food that is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Onions are a good source of vitamin C and other nutrients.
  2. Low in calories: Fresh green beans with red peppers and onions is a low-calorie dish that is a good choice for people who are trying to watch their calorie intake.
  3. Flavorful: Green beans have a crisp, crunchy texture and a slightly sweet, earthy flavor that pairs well with the sweet, aromatic flavor of red peppers and the pungent flavor of onions. The combination of these flavors creates a delicious and satisfying dish.
  4. Versatility: Fresh green beans with red peppers and onions can be served as a side dish or a topping for a variety of dishes, including sandwiches, salads, and main courses. This versatility makes it a popular choice for many people.
  5. Convenience: Fresh green beans with red peppers and onions is a relatively easy dish to prepare, and it can be made in a single pan or skillet. This makes it a convenient and popular choice for busy people who want to enjoy a healthy and flavorful meal.

Overall, fresh green beans with red peppers and onions is a healthy and flavorful dish that is enjoyed for its nutritious ingredients, low calorie content, flavorful combination of flavors, versatility, and convenience.

FRESH GREEN BEANS WITH RED PEPPERS AND ONIONS

Course Vegetables
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 12
Author N. J. Sorensen, RDN

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds green beans
  • 1 each red pepper — 1/4″ dice
  • 1 each onion — 1/4″ dice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  • irst we need to clean and prepare the beans by blanching them. Clean the green beans and set aside. Dice the red pepper and onion separately and set aside. In a large saucepan, bring 3 quarts of water to a boil. At the boil, add the green beans and blanch for 2 – 3 minutes or until tender. Drain the green beans and rise under cold water for 2 minutes. Set aside. This can be done the day before. Heat a large sauté pan over medium high heat. Add the butter and olive oil to the pan. Next, add the diced onions and red peppers. Sauté until the onions are translucent. Add the blanched green beans and cook until heated through. Transfer the green beans to a serving dish and serve hot.