Green Bean, Red Pepper, and Shallot Sauté

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On with the recipe:

I made this sauté to go with the Long Grain and Wild Rice with Mushrooms and Shallots and the Mustard-Maple Chicken Thighs and they all paired nicely together. This side dish seriously took me less than 10 minutes to make and it tasted healthy, flavorful, and delicious. It was also a great way to use up the extra green beans and red bell pepper in my refrigerator.

Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add the tablespoon of water along with the green beans and red bell pepper; cover with a lid and steam for 3 minutes, or until just fork tender but still a little crisp. Remove the lid, add the olive oil to the pan along with the shallot and minced garlic. Cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.  Serve immediately. Enjoy.

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Green Bean, Red Pepper, and Shallot Sauté

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 5 min.

Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients:

1 tbsp water
1/2 lb of green beans, trimmed
1/2 red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 small shallot, sliced thinly
1 clove of garlic, minced
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add the tablespoon of water along with the green beans and red bell pepper; cover with a lid and steam for 3 minutes, or until just fork tender but still a little crisp. Remove the lid, add the olive oil to the pan along with the shallot and minced garlic. Cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net