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Green Beans with Roasted Red Peppers


  • 10 oz fresh green beans, rinsed and trimmed
  • 1 roasted red bell pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp light margarine
  • salt and black pepper, to taste



  1. Bring large pot of water to boil.  Add green beans and cook until tender (about 5 minutes).  Immediately place green beans in ice bath to stop cooking.  Once cooled, pat with paper towel to remove excess water.
  2. Melt margarine in saute pan.  Add green beans, roasted red pepper, and garlic.  Saute about 3 minutes (do not allow beans to brown).  Season with salt and pepper.


Courtesy of:

Toby Smithson, RD, CDE


Roast your own red peppers (or any peppers) to keep these delicious and versatile recipe additions always on hand in the refrigerator.  It's easy and less expensive than buying roasted red peppers by the jar.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 oz (1/4 recipe)

Servings Per Recipe: 4


Amount Per Serving

Calories 46

Total Fat  2.1 g

Saturated Fat .5 g
Sodium 160 mg


Total Carbohydrate 6.2 g
Dietary Fiber 2.7 g

Protein 1.5 g