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Green Beans with Peppers

Yield: 4-6 Servings | Prep Time: 35 Minutes | Source: www.italianfoodforever.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 Pound Green Beans
  • 1 Sweet Red Pepper
  • 1 Sweet Yellow Pepper
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, Peeled & Finely Sliced
  • 3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Hot Red Pepper Flakes
  • Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Fresh Thyme
  • Sea Salt
  • Zest From 1 Lemon

Instructions: 

  1. Trim the beans on each end, and then core the peppers, removing the seeds and membranes, and slice thinly.
  2. Cook the beans and pepper strips in salted boiling water until tender crisp.
  3. Drain, and drop the vegetables in a bowl of ice water and let sit for 10 minutes.
  4. Drain beans and dry well.
  5. In a wide bottomed pan, heat the olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  6. Add the garlic and cook just until sizzling, then add the beans and peppers.
  7. Cook for a minute or two unto the beans are flavored with the oil mixture and are warm.
  8. Add the lemon zest and fresh thyme and toss to mix well.
  9. Serve immediately or at room temperature.