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Mexican Green Beans

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  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ red onion, chopped
  • 4 pickled jalapeño peppers, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves, chopped + more for garnish
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned
  • ½ cup cotija cheese, crumbled + more for garnish
  • ½ avocado, chopped or sliced


  1. Fill a large bowl with ice cold water, set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add beans and simmer until they turn bright green, crisp tender, about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Drain and add cooked beans to the bowl of ice cold water. Drain beans when cooled.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, onions, jalapeños, oregano, cilantro, and salt.
  5. In a large bowl, add beans, bell pepper, cheese, and avocado.
  6. Stir in dressing and mix well.
  7. Garnish with additional cotija and cilantro. Serve chilled.