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Jalapeno Green Beans

This simple green bean dish gets a bit of a kick from jalapeno pepper. If you don't like things too spicy, reduce the amount of jalapeno by half—or eliminate it completely. —Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  • In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add jalapeno and shallot; cook and stir until tender, 2-3 minutes. Add beans and salt; cook and stir until beans are tender, reducing heat if necessary, 8-10 minutes. Drizzle with lemon juice. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 106 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 303mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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