Your New Veggie Sidekicks – Two Super Easy Veggie Side Dish Recipes
These are your new side dish friends! Super quick to make, they pack tons of flavour, a big boost of nutrients and fiber (nature’s detox!). What makes them a great side-kick? They won’t compete with the main dish – they just ease right in! Plus, you can make them each in five minutes flat!! I’ll show you how…
Today I have two recipes for you!
Let’s steam these green beans! Steaming is such an easy and healthy way to cook veggies. The trick is to not over-steam them and to add a beautiful dressing. I’ve got you covered! These Lemony-Garlic Green Beans are the perfect side-kick to most any meal, though they’re so good, you may find yourself munching on them on their own!
Set your beans to steam for 3 minutes. Check them, they should be tender, but still have a bite to them.
While your beans are steaming make your dressing.
Mix together: grated peel from one whole lemon, the juice of half a lemon, oil, crushed garlic and salt & pepper to taste.
Pour the dressing over your beans.
If you’re rushed or just not in a cooking mood – then this side-kick is your best friend! It’s no-fuss, no-prep, straight to business! We’re using frozen veg, which I think every freezer should always contain! Frozen veg is actually incredibly healthy. Picked fresh then quickly frozen – they can retain more vitamins and nutrients than vegetables that have sat and traveled around the world before reaching your plate. Cashew nuts add a nice crunch to the dish, a little something extra and a bit of protein to boot!
1-2 tablespoons coconut or sesame oil
1 cup frozen veg (shown here is a stir-fry vegetable variety)
2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
1/4 cup cashew nuts
1 tablespoon chili flakes (optional)
Heat up your oil in a pan
Add the veggies in straight from the freezer
Cook down and add your nuts
Add the tamari or soy sauce – or your flavouring of choice
Continue cooking until the veggies have just thoroughly cooked. Sprinkle hot chili flakes if you like it a little spicy!