The garden is starting to overflow with ready-to-pick goodies. Here are some new flavors to try with fresh green beans. Below are stovetop and instant pot instructions.
Green Beans w/Red Peppers:
- 1 lb green beans, trimmed
- 1 red pepper, seeded and sliced in strips
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 oz sliced black olives
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
Tools: steamer & saucepan
Place steamer, in saucepan, with just enough water to come to the bottom of the steamer and add beans. Steam beans until tender-crisp, about 3 to 4 minutes. Drain beans and set aside. Heat oil in saucepan, sauté pepper & olives for 1 minute, toss with beans, lemon and pepper flakes.
Instant pot electric pressure cooker:
Tools: electric pressure cooker and steamer basket
Place steamer, in the electric pressure cooker, with just enough water to come to the bottom of the steamer and add beans. Use the pressure cooker setting for about 3 minutes for crisp beans (my preference) or 7 minutes for super tender beans. Remove steamer and drain the water from the pan.
Add oil and use the sauté setting to heat the oil. Then add the pepper & olives and sauté for 1 minute, toss with beans, lemon and pepper flakes.