LifestyleDelicious and nutritious: Alternative ways to serve green beans

Delicious and nutritious: Alternative ways to serve green beans

Serve the green beans this way. You will delight your household.
Serve the green beans this way. You will delight your household.
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9 July 2024 14:33

Green beans are not only a delicious vegetable but also a true treasure trove of health. Many people usually eat them with butter and breadcrumbs, but occasionally, it is worth changing things. We suggest what to serve them with to break the routine.

Green beans are a vegetable appreciated by both gourmets and health-conscious individuals. They are low in calories and fibre, supporting proper digestive function. Additionally, they contain many vitamins, potassium, iron, and folic acid, which is especially recommended for pregnant women.

Regular consumption, especially in season, can bring many health benefits. They work great as a side dish for lunch or, with specific additions, as the main feature of a summer meal.

Forget butter and breadcrumbs. Excellent addition to green beans

Green beans, whether green or yellow, are most often served with butter and breadcrumbs. However, this combination is far from diet-friendly, so we suggest alternatives to traditional additions.

A much better solution is green beans with olive oil, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and, for example, sesame seeds. These slightly oriental additions complement them perfectly and will surely please all household members.

Asian-style green beans

First, thoroughly wash the green beans and trim the ends, then place them in boiling, salted water and cook for about 8-10 minutes. Be sure to check during the process to avoid overcooking. The beans should be firm to ensure they haven't lost too many valuable nutrients. Importantly, green beans usually take a bit longer to cook than yellow beans.

Next, heat olive oil in a pan. Add grated ginger and garlic with your favourite spices, though a pinch of salt and pepper will suffice. Add the drained green beans, soy sauce, and water to the pan, and sauté for a few minutes. Transfer to a plate and serve with toasted nuts or sesame seeds.

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