August 9th, 2012
Many of us are still enjoying fresh Ontario green and yellow beans. Steaming beans and adding some sea salt and fresh pepper is delicious, but you might be in need of an even tastier dish! Traditional “Green Beans Almondine” is a favourite of many, but my recipe removes the dairy and adds an immune boosting twist – garlic and ginger. Both of these additions turn this dish into an anti-viral and anti-bacterial powerhouse. Look out summer colds!
- (2 large servings)
- 1lb of trimmed green and/or yellow beans
- ¼ cup slivered almonds (or slice up whole almonds)
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1 chunk of ginger (size of a die), peeled and grated
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- Sea salt to taste
- Freshly ground pepper to taste
Gently steam the beans and drain. Heat coconut oil in a pan and add the
almonds. Let them heat up for a few minutes and then add the garlic and
ginger. Cook until almonds and garlic have slightly browned – be careful not
to burn. Turn off the heat, add the beans to the pan, and toss until
combined. Add sea salt and fresh pepper to taste. Enjoy!
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