Jalapeno Green Beans

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
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
Jalapeno Green Beans Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. 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.
Peppers (Hot)
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

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.