In many circles, I am known as a picky eater. This is sort of a silly thing to be known for, and I hate when family members bring it up, but since childhood, allergies and food sensitivities have made me hesitant to try new foods. (I’m also half convinced that I am a super taster!) However, several rounds of Whole30 have opened me up to a lot of new foods, especially vegetables, that I never really bothered to eat in the past. Green beans are a veggie that – when prepared the right way – I have grown to love!
For those of you who still are skeptics when it comes to green beans, test out this recipe as soon as you can! Green beans are a great source of nutrition that can take on a variety of flavors, and this recipe is a great way to incorporate a few different veggies into your diet. I love sneaking extra vegetables into my side dishes! This dish serves one — adjust your quantities accordingly!
- 1 cup green beans, stems removed
- 2 tbsp petite diced tomatoes (for convenience, I used the canned kind)
- 1 tbsp diced water chestnuts
- 1 tsp ghee
- Salt and garlic to taste
- Bring a pot of water to boil and add in your green beans. Cook on medium for 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and strain. Pat green beans to dry.
- Over medium low heat, melt ghee on a skillet.
- Add green beans, tomatoes, water chestnuts, garlic and salt.
- Cook on medium low for 20 minutes or until desired consistency.
- Remove from heat and serve!
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