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Healthy Vegetarian Foods

Green Beans

Green Beans – an almost forgotten veg that is not used as much as it should seeing that it is available all year long – the relatively new “fine green beans” is such a treat to eat and prepare. I myself am very fond of green beans and cook it often in many different ways using a variety of spices – and each time it feels I am eating a completely different veg.

This vegan green beans dish was created – by simply putting the ingredients to use (I was cleaning out the fridge and these 3 ingredients needed to be used ASAP) and Voila!!! – It has now become a staple in my diet – literally takes 10minutes (and now I ensure I have these 3 ingredients in my fridge)

It is really amazing how by just looking at something – you can come up with something that tastes as good as it looks, and this is not the only dish that I have created this way, there are many that I will soon be sharing with you.

Green Beans With Peanuts & Coconut-Serves 4

10ml cooking oil

1-2 sliced green chillies (optional)

2.5ml ground coriander seeds

500g topped & tailed fine green beans

2ml brown sugar

5ml salt (or to taste)

5ml lemon juice

100ml ground peanuts

100ml desiccated coconut

20ml finely chopped coriander leaves

10ml sesame seeds (OPTIONAL)


  • Heat oil in a shallow pan and add the chilli & coriander seeds
  • Lower the heat and add the green beans & keep tossing using tongs or a spatula
  • Season with sugar, salt & lemon juice and allow the beans to cook for 2-3 minutes before adding the peanuts and coconut
  • Once again allow this to cook for a further 2-3 minutes – remembering to continue tossing and stirring – garnish with fresh coriander leaves and some sesame seeds
  • Enjoy as a side dish to any meal or as a salad with some pita toasties


Stir Fried Green Beans – Serves 4

10ml cooking oil

1-2 dried red chillies

5ml black mustard seeds

2ml turmeric powder

5ml dried mango powder or lemon juice

500g topped & tailed & finely sliced fine green beans

2ml brown sugar or jaggery


  • Heat oil in a shallow pan – add the chillies & mustard seeds – allow the mustard seeds to cook & split
  • Now add the turmeric & mango powder before lowering the heat – & add the beans
  • Keep tossing and stirring & add the jaggery and allow to cook covered for 5-7 minutes
  • Serve as a side with any meal or with some whole wheat roti as a meal


Comments: 1

  • Prabha Soni


    Looks delicious will definitely try it’s my type of food

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