Raw Green Bean Casserole

by Lori and Michelle on November 18, 2009

Theme Week – Holiday Meal #2

Good morning!

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)

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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!

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Time to pour the sauce over the green beans

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And stir sauce around to make sure all green beans are coated.

Now time for topping


Caramelized onions

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

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Spread out onto dehydrator sheet

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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.

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And there you have it folks a nice, simple semi-raw, vegan, gluten free healthy side dish for your holiday meals.


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Thanks for stopping for our recipe for a healthy alternative for this holiday season.

Till next time,

The Twins


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

VeggieGirl November 18, 2009 at 9:42 am

Ahh, love it! Fun twist on a classic :)

Lori November 18, 2009 at 11:07 am

Goodness that looks delicious!!! I’m getting more and more into the holiday mood now!

Megan @ Healthy Hoggin November 18, 2009 at 6:41 pm

That looks awesome! I’ve never been a fan of any casserole with Cream of Mushroom soup… so I think I’d like your version better than the traditional one!

Pure2 November 19, 2009 at 7:44 am

We were never fans of Cream of Mushroom soup either, so this is way better ; )

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