The Sauteed Green Bean recipe is a delicious side dish that can be enjoyed during fasting and non-fasting times. It has a hint of sweetness from the caramelized onions, while offering a lemony finish, which goes great with a seafood, beef, chicken, or poultry dish, or even enjoyed by itself as a meal. This will make about (4) 4 oz. side dishes, (2) 8 oz side dishes, or (1) large green bean fasting /vegetarian dish. Here we go…..
1 pound fresh green beans, left long, rinsed, with stems cut off and discarded,
4 teaspoons vegetable oil (during fasting) or extra virgin olive oil (during non-fasting)
1/4 cup each of diced onion, celery, and bell pepper, OR 3/4 cup of already diced onion, celery, bell pepper blend from your grocer’s produce section
2 cloves garlic, minced, OR 1 teaspoon jarred minced garlic
juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
fresh cracked pepper
non stick pan
Heat oil in non stick pan over medium heat. Add fresh beans and onion, celery, bell peppers mixture and saute’ on medium for about 15 minutes, or longer, until green beans are slightly wilted, making sure to constantly turn your greens upside down using tongs so they all get cooked. Add your garlic, lemon, salt, and pepper, and cook for another couple of minutes. Can be served warm or room temperature. Enjoy !!!