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.

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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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Prep Time
20 min
20 min


  • 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


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

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