Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro
8 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

Green beans, potatoes and tomatoes come together for the ultimate side dish. To peel tomatoes, score the skin by making a small X on the bottom side with a sharp knife. Place tomato in boiling water for 30 seconds. Remove tomato using a slotted spoon; immediately submerge in a bowl of ice water. Let stand for one minute. Skin should pull off easily with a sharp knife.

How to Make It

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic to pan; sauté 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add potato, celery, salt, and beans; sauté 1 minute. Add 1/4 cup water; cover and cook 5 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender. Add cilantro and tomatoes. Cover, reduce heat, and cook 4 minutes or until tomatoes begin to soften, stirring occasionally. Stir in peppers.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Good...with some alterations

March 03, 2016
Definitely cook the potatoes for about 10-12 minutes instead of 5 minutes, then add the green beans after! 9 minutes total is not long enough to cook a potatoes in a skillet, and the green beans will end up overcooked. I subbed dill for cilantro because that's what I had on was great. I also added feta cheese for more flavor. My 4 year old son liked it, too!

Emily2281's Review

August 31, 2014
I made this recipe exactly as called for. The potatoes and celery need to be put in 5+ minutes before the green beans. Good flavors.

Holly1912's Review

September 04, 2013
Very flavorful! Used garden fresh veggies and turned out wonderful. Very easy andd quick recipe.

sarahmorgan013's Review

May 19, 2013

kodibug84's Review

December 16, 2012

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September 19, 2012

mrpathome's Review

June 15, 2012

webbfamily's Review

June 04, 2012

CookingLady's Review

March 12, 2012
Lots of chopping and peeling tomatoes (something I hope never to do again) for a just okay recipe. Not worth the time.

Katmanduu's Review

February 22, 2012
I made this once before and it was, okay, so I thought I would give it another chance. It just doesn't do it for me. It's rather bland and always a bit dissapointing. I want to like it but it just doesnt have the flavor. There are too many other great recipes to do this one again. Moving on.