Theme Week – Holiday Meal #2
As promised here is the recipe for the classic holiday side dish green bean casserole. We were really pleased how it turned out ; )
Pure2Raw Recipe: Semi Raw Green been casserole
- About ½ lb of green beans, washed and trimmed
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
Place coconut oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add in your green beans a lightly sauté till your desired tenderness ( we let ours go for about 4-5 minutes)
Now we did in ours in a skillet, but you could also lightly steam them.
When done set that in a bowl and get ready to make sauce.
Pure2Raw Recipe: Raw Creamy White sauce
Now our sauce base is not your usually cream of mushroom soup. We were making pumpkin milk the other day and had left sunflower seeds so we threw those it too. Why not, right? Well some of the pulp was thicker. So we got to thinking I wonder if this would make a good sauce? What the heck… let’s try and see!
VIOLA! Our base for green bean casserole was born.
- 1 cup of sunflower pumpkin seed milk pulp (substitute soaked sunflower seeds)
- 1 tbsp tahini
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 date (you can use agave or honey, or stevia)
- 1 tsp sunflower lecithin (can use soy lecithin or just omit)
- ½ tsp salt
- pinch black pepper
- ½ tsp thyme
- 1 small shallot or half of one
Place all ingredients into blender and blend till creamy!
Time to pour the sauce over the green beans
And stir sauce around to make sure all green beans are coated.
Now time for topping
What you need:
- Half of white onion sliced thinly
- 1-2 tbsp Olive oil
- Splash Balsamic vinegar
- Pinch salt
Coat the onions with olive oil and balsamic vinegar
Spread out onto dehydrator sheet
Then we dehydrated them for a few hours. Or you may do this in a skillet. The way I used to eat cooked onions was using very little oil and high heat. It doesn’t take too long, but I used to love crispy, burnt things so I would let it go longer than most people
Now to put the whole dish together. Simply top your coated green beans with some of the caramelized onions.
And there you have it folks a nice, simple semi-raw, vegan, gluten free healthy side dish for your holiday meals.
Thanks for stopping for our recipe for a healthy alternative for this holiday season.
Till next time,