Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 lb green beans , stems trimmed

  2. 2 teaspoons olive oil

  3. 1 red bell pepper (capsicum), seeded and cut into julienne

  4. 1/2 teaspoon chile paste or red pepper flakes

  5. 3 cloves garlic , finely chopped

  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  7. 1/4 teaspoon pepper

  8. handful sliced almonds

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Cut the beans into 2-inch (5cm) pieces. Bring a large saucepan three-quarters full of water to a boil. Add the beans and blanch until they turn bright green and are tender crisp, about 90 seconds. Drain the beans and plunge into an ice-water bath or rinse them heavily with very cold water to stop the cooking. Set aside.

  2. In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the bell pepper and toss and stir for 1 minute.

  3. Add the beans and saute for 1 minute longer.

  4. Add the chile flakes or paste and and garlic and cook for one minute longer. The beans will be tender and bright green.

  5. Drizzle with a touch of olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and garnish with the sliced almonds. Serve immediately.


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