Looking for a tasty vegetable side dish? This recipe with fresh green beans and red pepper strips, served with crisp bacon and lightly toasted walnuts, is a perfect choice and ready in just 25 minutes.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a large saucepan, cook green beans and sweet pepper in enough boiling water to cover for 3 minutes; drain.

  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon from skillet, reserving 2 tablespoons of the drippings in skillet (discard the remaining drippings). Drain bacon on paper towels. Crumble bacon; set aside.

  • Add green bean-sweet pepper mixture, walnuts, garlic, crushed red pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt to the reserved drippings in skillet. Cook and stir about 5 minutes or until beans are tender and walnuts are lightly toasted.

  • To serve, sprinkle with crumbled bacon.

Nutrition Facts

105.7 calories; protein 2.6g 5% DV; carbohydrates 5.9g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 2.6g 10% DV; sugars 1.5g; fat 8.6g 13% DV; saturated fat 2.3g 12% DV; cholesterol 6.6mg 2% DV; vitamin a iu 806.3IU 16% DV; vitamin c 26.5mg 44% DV; folate 31.9mcg 8% DV; calcium 28.6mg 3% DV; iron 0.8mg 5% DV; magnesium 23.7mg 9% DV; potassium 171.9mg 5% DV; sodium 155.9mg 6% DV.