With lime and pineapple, this simple tropical side dish will undoubtedly make its way to your table this summer. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a large Dutch oven bring a large amount of lightly salted water to boiling. Add beans. Return to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, for 6 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water to stop cooking; drain again (Beans may be covered and refrigerated for up to 24 hours.)

  • Turn ventilation fan on (see Tip). In a 12-inch skillet, cook half of the garlic and half of the crushed red pepper in 1 tablespoon hot olive oil over medium-high heat for 15 seconds. Add half of the green beans; cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through, stirring frequently. Season with 1/8 teaspoon salt. Transfer cooked beans to a serving dish. Repeat with the remaining garlic, crushed red pepper, oil and green beans. Set beans aside.

  • Add pepper strips to hot skillet; cook for 2 to 3 minutes or just until tender. Transfer pepper strips to small bowl. Set aside. Add pineapple slices to hot skillet; cook for 4 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking time.

  • Add pepper strips, lime peel and lime juice to beans; toss to coat beans. Serve with pineapple slices.


Tips: When heated, the crushed red pepper releases vapors that may burn your nose. For that reason, turn on the ventilation fan.

Nutrition Facts

57 calories; 2.5 g total fat; 0.4 g saturated fat; 54 mg sodium. 202 mg potassium; 8.8 g carbohydrates; 2.5 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 1.6 g protein; 758 IU vitamin a iu; 28 mg vitamin c; 32 mcg folate; 33 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 23 mg magnesium;