Spicy Southwestern Vegetable Sauté

Spicy Southwestern Vegetable Sauté

Spicy Southwestern Vegetable Sauté

The staples of Southwestern cuisine are featured in this mélange of spices and savor. Adding more jalapeño peppers will certainly indulge those with a "fiery" palate.


Makes 6 servings


1 bag (16 ounces) frozen green beans
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1 medium yellow summer squash or zucchini, chopped
1 jalapeño pepper,* seeded, and chopped (optional)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 cup sliced green onions
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
1 tablespoon brown sugar

*Jalapeño peppers can sting and irritate the skin, so wear rubber gloves when handling peppers and do not touch your eyes.


  1. Heat large skillet over medium heat; add green beans, water and oil. Cover; cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add bell pepper, squash, jalapeño pepper, if desired, cumin, garlic powder and chili powder. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, 4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir in green onions, cilantro, if desired, and brown sugar.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 3/4 cup
Sodium 110 mg
Protein 2 g
Fiber 2 g
Carbohydrate 11 g
Cholesterol <1 mg
Saturated Fat <1 g
Total Fat 3 g
Calories from Fat 30 %
Calories 67

Dietary Exchange

Fat 1/2
Vegetable 2

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