Go Back
+ servings
Overhead shot of the cooked green beans in a skillet.

Sauteed Green Beans with Red Peppers & Almonds

This sauteed green beans recipe is filled with garlic, red peppers, parmesan cheese and toasted slivered almonds. A mouthwatering vegetable side dish that will add a pop of colour and flavour to any feast and can be prepared in less than 20 minutes! Perfect for the holidays, or to compliment any week day meal! {Vegetarian and gluten-free}
5 from 2 votes
Print Pin
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 123kcal
Author: Elysia

Ingredients

  • 1 lb green beans ends trimmed
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 shallots thinly sliced
  • 1 sweet red pepper thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Over high heat, bring a medium-sized saucepan filled with water to a boil. Add beans and cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until tender-crisp. Drain. Place beans in a bowl of ice cold water for a minute or so. Drain well.
  • Meanwhile, in a large nonstick frying pan, cook almonds over medium heat until golden and fragrant, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes. Transfer to small dish.
  • Add oil to the pan; heat over medium-high heat. Cook shallots until softened, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Stir in red peppers, garlic, green beans and salt and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until peppers are tender-crisp and beans are hot, about 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in almonds. Transfer to serving bowl. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve warm.

Notes

  • When shopping for green beans, choose ones that are free from brown spots, feel firm, and snap when broken.
  • Make sure that you don’t overcook the beans. They only require a few short minutes in the boiling water so that they get only slightly tender and stay green and crisp.
  • Immerse the beans in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process after placing the beans in boiling water. This will ensure that the beans stay firm and are not overcooked and mushy.
  • Keep an eye on the slivered almonds when toasting them in the frying pan as they can burn very easily. It also helps if you toss them frequently to prevent them from browning too much on one side.

Nutrition

Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1179IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 1mg
Tried this Recipe? Tag me Today!Mention @HauteandHealthyLiving or tag #HauteandHealthyLiving!