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A creamy roasted red pepper sauce with sun dried tomatoes and almonds is the perfect compliment to green beans, which are pan-roasted to give them a slightly smoky flavor. Sarah, Recipe Hunter

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THE RECIPE

Pan Roasted Green Beans with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Green beans with attitude

Pan Roasted Green Beans with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Green beans get turned from a simple vegetable into an elegant side dish in this colorful recipe. Bright, crisp green beans are pan-roasted, giving them a light char on the outside and a light, smoky flavor. Then, they’re topped with a beautiful red-hued sauce made from roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, and almonds that’s reminiscent of a Spanish romesco. When topped with toasted almonds and crunchy bread crumbs, this dish is a delicious medley of colors, flavors, and textures that looks and tastes so much more fancy than it really is! If you’re looking for a way to incorporate more vegetables into your meals, this is it. Or, want a simple side dish to impress your next dinner party guests? Problem: solved.

THE CHEF

Lindsey Johnson

Food Blogger, Freelance Writer, and Food Photographer

Lindsey Johnson from Cafe Johnsonia

I enjoy the process of cooking - beginning to end. I like knowing where my food comes from and if I can make something myself, I will. I don't like to rely on pre-packaged ingredients if I can help it.

Lindsey is a freelance writer, food photographer, and blogger extraordinaire behind Cafe Johnsonia, where she shares her collection of real, healthful recipes from her kitchen in Utah. What we love about her style is that it’s approachable, comforting, and always homemade. In balancing her own mostly plant-based diet with her family’s love of “bacon, bread, and ice cream,” we’re left with a wonderful collection of inspirational recipes that are in reach for any night of week.

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THE TIP

How to Blanch Vegetables

Blanching and shocking vegetables is a chef's technique to keep the bright green color in vegetables when cooking.

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