French Baby Beans, Baby Brown Pearl Mushrooms Topped With Almond

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

The food store had these baby vegies I just had to buy. I they were tender crisp! The mushrooms I know will be hard to find and I see no reason why you can't use any mushroom. Simple and good!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 ounces baby brown pearl mushrooms, cut in half
  • 8 ounces baby french beans, sliced in half
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 12 small red pepper, cut into thin slices
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 14 cup toasted sliced almonds


  1. In a large pan heat oil add onions, mushrooms, beans, garlic, red pepper stirring till onions are translucent.
  2. Add sugar,salt and pepper and 1/8 cup water cover and let simmer till water is gone.
  3. Plate and top with almonds.
Most Helpful

DH, SS, and I throughly enjoyed this recipe. It was the perfect side dish to accompany Roasted Salmon and Rice Pilaf. It really looked elegant and tasted even better! I blanched the beans for about 4 minutes and added the beans after I sauteed the onion, garlic, mushrooms, and red bell. Did not have any almonds. The recipe was great even without them. Thanks, Rita, for posting the recipe!

MrsJ January 12, 2009

This is GREAT! As part of mom's diet, I am trying to find and cook as many healthy recipes {without tomatoes and potatoes} as possible. This came in very handy for me today. I made this substituting the red bell pepper with yellow bell pepper. Also, I couldn't find any baby brown mushrooms, so I used regular fresh white mushrooms instead. Also, I had to use regular French beans but everything worked very well. I omitted the sugar completely{since she is on a sugar free diet}. The aroma of this dish while it was cooking is remarkable. It is in one word HEAVENLY! My mom and I enjoyed this for lunch this afternoon with rotis{Indian flatbreads}. This will be a regular on our table. Thank you!

Charishma_Ramchandani March 01, 2005

Delicious, used fresh baby green beans right out of our garden. Couldn't find baby brown pearl mushrooms so used regular white mushrooms. Then made just as the recipe said. Love the toasted almonds on top. I toasted the almonds in the microwave. The recipe is easy to make and so delicious. Thank you Rita for another yummy recipe.

Barb Gertz August 03, 2004