Green Beans

Blistered Green Beans & Shishito Peppers

Shishitos are usually mild, but every once in a while you get a firecracker. That’s what makes this dish really fun! Blistering the beans and peppers in a skillet gives them a nice charred taste without having to toss them on the grill or under the broiler. If you can’t find shishito peppers, try multicolored mini bell peppers instead.

Pepper Power 

If you suffer from frustrating PMS symptoms, shishito peppers may help. These spicy greens contain up to 15% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin B6, a nutrient linked to easing symptoms such as depression, anxiety and irritability.

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Servings
8
Prep Time
20 min
Duration
20 min

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp safflower oil
  • 1 lb green beans, trimmed
  • 8 oz shishito peppers
  • 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced 
  • 2 tsp grated lemon zest 
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (TRY: Simply Organic Crushed Red Pepper Flakes)
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 
  • 3 tbsp sliced almonds, toasted 
  • 1/2 tsp flaky sea salt

Preparation

1. In a large sauté pan on high, heat oil. Add beans and peppers. Sauté until vegetables are blistered on all sides, about 6 minutes. Add garlic, lemon zest and pepper flakes and sauté until fragrant and garlic is lightly browned, about 2 minutes.

2. Transfer mixture to a platter. Sprinkle with parsley, almonds and salt.

Make Ahead: Prep the veg and toasted almonds ahead of time and sauté right before serving.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1/8 of recipe
  • Calories 47
  • Carbohydrate Content 6 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 2 g
  • Fiber Content 3 g
  • Protein Content 2 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 149 mg
  • Sugar Content 2 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 1 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 1 g