Green Beans Romescu

  • Yield: 8 servings

Chipotle chiles, canned in a spicy sauce called adobo, are available at Latin-American markets, specialty foods stores and some supermarkets. Leftover canned chiles can be transferred to a glass jar and stored in the refrigerator.


2pounds fresh green beans, ends trimmed
1tablespoon olive oil
1/4cup finely chopped shallots
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1teaspoon minced chipotle chile in adobo sauce
1/2teaspoon smoked paprika
2medium red bell peppers, roasted, peeled and cut in 2 inch lengths
1/4cup almonds slivers, toasted
1tablespoon grated lemon rind
1/2teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil, add green beans and cook 2 minutes. Drain beans and plunge in ice water to stop cooking process. Drain well and set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large non-stick saute pan over medium heat. Add shallots and saute 3 minutes. Add garlic, chipotle and paprika to shallots and stir well. Add beans and saute until nearly tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Add bell pepper, stir well and cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat. Add almonds and lemon rind and mix well. Serve immediately.

Recipe by Cheryl Forberg

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 170
  • Fat 4g
  • Sodium 250mg
  • Carbohydrate 25g
  • Fiber 10g
  • Protein 9g